Police Catch Suspect Leaving Fire With Car Full Of Molotov Cocktails

By Rebekah Gonzalez

May 13, 2021

An arson suspect attempted to drive away from the scene of a West Sacramento fire, reports FOX40.

According to police, the suspect's vehicle was full of Molotov cocktails.

The West Sacramento Fire Department and police officers responded to a large fire near the Sherwood Harbor Marina on Tuesday afternoon (May 11).

The fire was stopped before it could spread to the nearby neighborhood, reports the West Sacramento Police Department.

Witnesses at the scene told officers that someone had intentionally started the fire, then ran into their car and drove away.

The department deployed the Sacramento Police Department Air Unit and a West Sacramento police boating unit until the vehicle was spotted. Officers were able to stop the driver.

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When officers searched the vehicle they found eight Molotov cocktails and materials for making more incendiary devices, according to police.

Officers identified the arson suspect as 47-year-old Shawana Nailah Haynes from Sacramento.

The Yolo County Bomb Squad was also called onto the scene and confirmed that the Molotov cocktails were safe.

Haynes was booked into the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of arson, possessing destructive devices in a vehicle, and possessing items to manufacture a destructive device, reports FOX40.

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