Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Arson Arrest

Arson Arrest

Boise July 29th -2006- Detectives have arrested a Boise man in connection with an arson that took place on the 3200 block of Wildwood late last night.

Background: Early This Morning at approximately 01:42 AM.. hours dispatch received a report of a fire at a mobile home on the 3200 block of Wildwood in Boise. The owners of the residence where home at the time. The fire was extinquished and no one was injured in the fire. Evidence in the investigation of this fire led detectives to suspect that Erik Payne, who also lived on the property, had intentionally set fire to the mobile home. Erik Payne was arrested a short time after the fire. At this time detectives do not believe there are any other suspects.

The 38 year old suspect Erik Payne is charged with one count of felony 1st degree arson. Other charges may be pending.

Release prepared by:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information