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Man arrested for attempted arson


July 09, 2018
Monday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Saturday at approximately 8:09 PM, the Alaska State Troopers, Saxman VPSO and the South Tongass Fire Department responded to a report of a male causing a disturbance at a residence in the 6300 block of S. Tongass Highway. 

According to the Alaska State Trooper's Dispatch, the male was attempting to set the residence on fire and was pouring gasoline inside. 

Upon the arrival of the Troopers, the male, identified as Robert Pickrell, age 40 of Ketchikan, was found inside the residence intoxicated.  Three other persons were inside the residence at the time. 

Pickrell was arrested for Attempted Arson I and three counts of Assault III and transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center. 

The South Tongass Fire Department took control of the residence to ensure it was safe to be occupied.

Editor's Note: Any charges reported are merely accusations and the defendants are to be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Alaska Department of Public Safety


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