PRESS RELEASE
City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: 530-661-7800
Fax: 530-662-5377


12/23/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #12-6712
Subject :

ATTEMPTED ARSON OF VEHICLE
Contact :Aaron Delao, Sergeant, Patrol Division    530-661-7814
Steve Guthrie, Sergeant, Administration    530-661-7800
On the 23rd of December 2012 at approximatley 01:52 am, Woodland police officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Cranston Dr for a report of an attempted arson.

The reporting party told police that her daughter had just arrived home and saw a smoldering bottle under one of the family's cars.  The reporting party's son quickly removed the bottle from underneath his car and extinguished the smoldering wick attached to a wine bottle.

Upon arrival, officers secured the crime scene and took custody of the bottle which the reporting party's son extinguished and moved from his car. The wine bottle most likely contained gasoline or a similar flammable liquid.  The reporting party's daughter told police that she saw 2 unknown subjects running from the area, but police were unable to locate anybody.

This incident is still being investigated by the police department and anybody with information is encouraged to call police dispatch (530) 666-2411.


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