For Immediate Release
PR #:1800082
Date Issued:Jul 31, 2018 - 4:05pm

Arson suspect arrested in Perry Fire investigation

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

A 34-year-old Reno man is in custody on multiple arson charges as part of a joint fire and law enforcement investigation into the cause of the 47,000-plus acre Perry Fire currently burning north of Reno.

David Charles Radonski was arrested by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 as part of a joint investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, and BLM Law Enforcement.

Radonski is being booked on two counts of First Degree Arson and 41 counts of Third Degree Arson. Additional charges may be filed once a full assessment of the fire’s damage has been completed.  

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information that can assist this investigation is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320. If they prefer to remain anonymous, they may contact Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case #WC18-3578.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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