Police arrest arson suspect after Geary Street fire

Police in San Francisco on Tuesday arrested a suspect in connection with an arson investigation.

Atxay Phongvichith, 58, of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of two felony counts of arson and on a misdemeanor count of failing to register as an arson offender, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

On Sunday at 12:26 a.m., police responded to the 800 block of Geary Street on a report of a fire at a commercial building.

Fire and police investigators determined the cause of the fire was related to arson.

The victim in the incident was able to capture surveillance footage of the suspect and release the video on social media, and police released a crime bulletin containing details of the incident and a description of the suspect to officers.

On Tuesday, at 10:51 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Polk Street to a report of a possible arson suspect on the premises.

Police located the suspect, identified as Phongvichith, and he was taken into custody.Crime

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SF to pay homeowners nearly $4.4M in settlements over raw sewage flooding

San Francisco is planning to pay nearly $4.4 million to partially settle… Continue reading

Uber, Lyft ordered to classify drivers as employees

California judge issues scathing decision granting preliminary injunction

Newsom: State can’t afford White House unemployment benefits plan

The state of California does not have the financial wherewithal to afford… Continue reading

Legislation to expand access to mental health services makes its way through state legislature

Bill would require insurance coverage of mental illness on same level as physical illnesses

Most Read