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Police arrest Milolii man on suspicion of arson

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police have arrested a 62-year-old Miloliʻi man on suspicion of arson in connection with a house fire on Wednesday (October 12).

Donald McKay of Miloliʻi Village is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation.

At 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, Kona patrol officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a fire at an unoccupied house on Kai Avenue in Miloliʻi. After the flames were extinguished, a Fire Department investigation with the assistance of a scent-discriminating canine determined that the fire was of a suspicious nature. Damages from the fire were estimated at $480,000.

Police investigation led to McKay’s arrest in Kailua-Kona this morning (October 14).

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

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