Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Arson reported outside Redwood Fields

Picnic tables, garbage bins piled up and burned at Cutten sports complex

Humboldt Sentinel staff


Local law enforcement is looking into an act of arson responsible for thousands of dollars worth of damage on the grounds of Redwood Fields sports complex in Cutten.

At about 10:20 a.m. this morning a deputy from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was flagged down by two unnamed residents who informed him of a fire at the sports complex. Upon arriving on scene, the deputy found a smoldering pile of debris, the remains of five picnic tables and four plastic garbage bins piled together on top of the cover of a sewage lift pump.

The fire destroyed the pump, tank, bins and tables, three of which were solid redwood, according to HCSO public information officer Brenda Godsey. The estimated damage to the facility tops $18,000, according to Redwood Fields president Rex Bohn.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the HCSO at (707) 445-7251.

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