Alleged Arsonist Caught in the Act in Kalamazoo
On Tuesday, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety received tips that someone was planning to burn down a home in the 1300 block of North Park Street early Thursday morning.
Officers performed a stake out, catching 56-year-old Elvis Patterson making preparations to burn the home around 3:00 a.m. on Thursday.
He’s now been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Arson and Attempted 2nd Degree Arson, and has been released on bond.
A second suspect identified as 69-year-old Lola Atkinson of Oshtemo Township was also arrested and charged with the same offenses, and has also been released on bond.
A motive for the attempted arson hasn’t been released just yet.