Fremont Man is Charged for Setting a Vehicle on Fire and Fleeing Police

Fremont Man is Charged for Setting a Vehicle on Fire and Fleeing Police
Zachary Wanamaker

FREMONT – A Fremont man was arrested after setting a vehicle on fire.

According to the Fremont Police Department at approximately 1:50 a.m. on Friday the Fremont Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the 700 block of W. 11th Street. It was reported someone had poured gasoline on a parked vehicle and set it on fire.

Witnesses saw the suspect flee the scene in a silver car described as a Mazda. A vehicle matching the description was spotted a short time later by Officer MacPherson. The vehicle was in the parking lot of a business located in the 400 block of W. 23rd Street. The occupant of the car was identified as 20-year-old Zachary T. Wanamaker of Fremont.

Wanamaker ran as Officer MacPherson attempted to contact him. A perimeter was established and with the assistance of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, Wanamaker was found and taken into custody. He was arrested and charged with 3rd Degree Arson and Obstructing a Police Officer.

Damage to the burned vehicle was estimated at $1,600. Additional charges may be added, and more details will be released once they become available.

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