Suspect arrested in connection with Redwood City church arson

REDWOOD CITY – Authorities on Tuesday announced an arrest in a recent arson fire at a Redwood City church.

The blaze was reported at Rise City Church at 1305 Middlefield Road just before 9:30 p.m. on April 28, the Redwood City Police Department said in a news release. Officers arrived to find a planter box on fire and flames starting to spread to the front entrance.

Police said firefighters extinguished the fire, but the building sustained smoke and water damage.

Video surveillance was collected at the scene. On Tuesday, detectives identified a possible suspect, police said.

Police said the suspect, a 58-year-old woman, “admitted to her involvement in the origin of the fire.” Detectives arrested her and booked her into the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City on a charge of arson.

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Anyone with information related to the case can contact Detective David Denning at 650-780-7141 or the Redwood City Police Department’s tip line at 650-780-7110.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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