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Suspect arrested for Sonoma Valley arson spree

Posted on February 20, 2021 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Cops believe that the Sonoma woman arrested Wednesday for setting fire to her own car is also suspected of three other recent cases of arson.

Renee Ruth Fitzhugh, a 36, was arrested after deputies responded to reports of a car fire on Polley Lane in El Verano. They found a Honda Accord, that belonged to Fitzhugh, fully engulfed in flames

Fitzhugh was found near the car. After interviewing several witnesses, Deputies believed Fitzhugh was responsible for torching her own vehicle as well as additional fires that had occurred recently throughout the Sonoma Valley.

Detectives were able to link Fitzhugh to a total of four arson fires; in the 18400 block of 1st Ave in Boyes Hot Springs; the 200 block of West Napa St in Sonoma; and the 19500 block of Cypress Rd in El Verano.

In total, the locations included 2 residences, 1 garbage dumpster, and one vehicle. 

Fitzhugh was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail for charges including Arson and Probation Violation.

 



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