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Friday, June 29, 2012 - Page updated at 05:30 a.m.

Suspect in 5 Ellensburg arsons in custody


The Associated Press

A suspect in five Ellensburg arsons is in custody.

Police arrested 20-year-old Zachary Tyler Vantuyl of Ellensburg Tuesday night and booked him into jail for investigation of arson.

Daily Record reports ( http://is.gd/e6wSqA) police believe he is responsible for a series of fires that started in April and caused more than $325,000 in damage. The fires were set at two houses, a food bank, a barn on the Ellensburg Rodeo grounds and most recently on Saturday night at a church.

Capt. Dan Hansberry says Vantuyl was identified as a person of interest through police investigation.

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Information from: Daily Record, http://www.kvnews.com

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