Richmond woman faces multiple arson charges

first_imgRichmond, In. — A Wayne County woman has been arrested for arson following a joint investigation into multiple fires in Richmond.Patricia E. Hill, 51, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony arson and criminal mischief for allegedly causing seven fires in Richmond on the morning of February 23.Investigators from the Indiana State Fire Marshal, Richmond Fire Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Department noted the fires occurred over a five hour period. A subsequent investigation later determined Hill’s red Ford Ranger pickup truck was at or near all seven fires during the incidents, as confirmed by surveillance footage captured at or near each location.Hill currently is incarcerated at the Wayne County jail with a bail set at $20,000.Many incendiary fire investigations remain open around the state. Investigators encourage anyone with information regarding a potential arson to call the Indiana Arson Hotline at 800-382-4628. The Indiana State Fire Marshal operates as part of the Division of Fire and Building Safety in the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.last_img

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