Teen arrested in connection with fire

An 18-year old man was arrested this week on six counts of attempted murder. He was charged with starting a fire at a Bayview convent earlier this month while nuns slept inside.

Elizabeth Schille, a sister at the Good Shepherd Convent, said Thursday she doesn’t know Matthew Hinz, who faces a string of charges related to a small Oct. 13 pre-dawn fire at the convent.

Police Deputy Chief of Investigations Morris Tabak said evidence was left at the scene of the fire that led police to search Hinz’s home, at which point he was arrested.

“He just likes setting fires,” Tabak said. “This is probably not the first time he’s done something like this.”

Hinz was arrested Wednesday for attempted murder, arson of an inhabited dwelling, arson of a place of worship and possession of flammable materials.

jupton@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocal

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

Bay Area’s future could include a lot more remote work

Regional planning agency approved long-term work-from-home strategy to reduce emissions

Abundant Birth Project gives expecting mothers one less thing to worry about

Program aims to reduce Black, Pacific Islander preterm births with monthly payments, support

SFUSD reopening plan slowly taking shape

Six private schools among first to get waivers to resume in-person teaching

What an odd, half full city San Francisco has become

Despite feeling empty, mad and sad, we can make changes by getting out the vote

Most Read