October 2, 2018 Redmond Police are investigating a series of arson incidents that have occurred in the Education Hill and Downtown neighborhoods over the last week. Officers have responded to seven separate fires set inside vehicles since Sept. 24. All but one of the fires were minor and had already gone out by the time the arson was discovered. In the early hours of Sept. 28, fire and police responded to a vehicle engulfed in flames at an apartment complex in the 17200 block of NE 85th Place. The fire had spread to the covered parking structure, but crews were able to extinguish it quickly. Police found evidence an additional small fire in another vehicle nearby. RPD also received reports of four vehicle prowls with small fires set inside sometime during Sept. 23 and 24 in the neighborhood around NE 79th St. and 170th Ave. NE. No suspects have been arrested yet and it does not appear any specific type of vehicle is being targeted. All of the vehicles had apparently been left unlocked and the suspects have not taken anything of value from the cars. Redmond Fire Investigators and Police Detectives are continuing to investigate this case. Officials ask for people to call police immediately if they see anyone acting suspiciously in their neighborhoods. Any tips about these incidents can be reported 24 hours a day to our non-emergency line at 425-556-2500. For media inquiries please contact Andrea Wolf-Buck, Redmond Police Public Information Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-440-1316.
RPD Case #18-005271
Fire crews put out a vehicle fire caused by an unknown arsonist in the early hours of Sept. 28 in Redmond.
Officials believe the fire had been set by a suspect or suspects responsible for several other small fires and car prowls over the last week.
Crews extinguished the fire quickly but the vehicle was fully destroyed.