Monday, September 20, 2021

Confession: Gleneden Beach Christian Church set on fire

Most popular

Latest Videos

Random

-ADVERTISEMENT-

Gleneden Beach Christian Church fire

Investigators have determined Gleneden Beach Christian Church was deliberately set on fire Sunday, Sept. 15 as the alleged arsonist turned himself in to authorities.

Jordan James Savariego
Jordan James Savariego

Deputies, with the assistance of the Toledo Police Department, contacted the suspect in the case, Jordan James Savariego age 29, who is transient. Mr. Savariego was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

Savariego reportedly confessed to setting the fire. He is lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on charges of criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, burglary and arson with bail set at $357, 500.

Depoe Bay Fire, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Newport Fire responded to heavy smoke and flames coming from the church Sunday and doused the blaze after a three hour battle.

No injuries were reported as the building was unoccupied.

Lincoln County Sheriff deputies, Pacific West Ambulance and the Oregon State Police also responded.

“The mutual aid training we have done these past months has paid off,” Depoe Bay Fire Chief Bill Johnson said. “Crews were able to operate smoothly and minimize damage to the structure.”

According to sources, the church, 7185 Church Ave., Gleneden Beach, had recently had a new roof installed and the fire took place in an older part of the building, leaving much of the newer part intact.

The Lincoln County Fire Investigation Team, comprised of members from the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Newport Fire Department, Toledo Fire Department, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were activated and through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the fire was intentionally set.

-ADVERTISEMENT-
Justin Wernerhttps://lchomepage.com
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, tech support, beat reporter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast. I have a passion for telling people's stories and keeping my fellow citizens informed.

Welcome to the comments section. Feel free to speak your mind about topics raised in this article, but please be aware insulting or hateful comments will be removed. Please don’t abuse the anonymity we provide or we will block your access to this website. Have fun and thank you for engaging in discourse on our site.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Need to edit your comment? Send us an email so we can correct it for you!

SEND US AN EMAIL

--ADVERTISEMENT--spot_img

RELATED ARTICLES

Suspect arrested with stolen mail

GLENEDEN BEACH — A suspect has been arrested after neighbors rallied to help find one of the burglars who rifled 102 post office boxes here in the early morning hours of Aug. 19.
-ADVERTISEMENT-spot_img
spot_img
spot_img

Trending

-ADVERTISEMENT-spot_img

This website runs on a stealthtech server created in the forge at Wernerhost.

Latest articles