Suspected Arsonist Arrested in Rocklin

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Howard Starkey’s booking photo (Rocklin Police Department)


Rocklin Police arrested a man suspected in at least two arson fires Wednesday.

Hoyt Starkey, 51, is accused of setting two recent fires at Howard Johnsons Hotel on Rocklin Road.

A third fire at the hotel was set at the same hotel Aug. 25. Though the first two fires only caused minimal damage, the most recent fire caused about $100,000 in damage, investigators say.

Starkey is considered a person of interest in the Aug. 25 fire.

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