Woman Arrested for Courthouse Arson

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The person responsible for setting courthouse doors on fire in now in custody.

Vanessa Rivers turned herself in to Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday night. She faces arson and vandalism charges in connection with what happened at the Yolo County Courthouse in Woodland.

Wednesday morning, officers at the courthouse found four doors that had been set on fire. Nothing was taken from the building, and no one was inside. The courthouse had to be evacuated for a short time as officers investigated the vandalism.

The fires caused minor damage.

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