Jamestown Man Accused Of Twelve Area Arsons, Another In PA

JAMESTOWN-An area resident is accused of setting 12 fires in both Jamestown and Falconer in March along with another fire in Butler County (PA) according to the Jamestown Police.

Jonathan H. Young, 19, no address listed, was apprehended by Butler County authorities March 28th after he allegedly set a structure on fire. Jamestown Police and Butler County reportedly worked together to confirm Young’s identity after he allegedly gave Butler County Jail several false names.

Young is currently in Butler County Jail on charges of felony Arson, Burglary and Motor Vehicle Theft. The 19-year-old was also charged by investigators from both Jamestown and Falconer with two counts of 2nd degree Arson, nine counts of 3rd degree Arson and one count of 5th degree Arson.

Young is accused of setting fires at 621 E. 6th St. (three fires at this address), two fires at 2840 Woodlawn Ave., Falconer, 441 Winsor St., 29 to 39 W. Main St., Falconer, 650 E. 6th St., 220 Crossman St., 30 and 22 W. 11st., and 33 W. 10th St.

The fire Tuesday at 206 Charles St. isn’t related to the arson fires per JPD. Police are still investigating that fire. Anyone with information is asked to call the JPD Anonymous Tip Line at 483-Tips (8477).

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  1. There were also 2 fires in Clarendon PA that are suspected arson. They happened right after the fires in Jamestown. He would of traveled through this area to get to Butler

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