Suspect arrested in Vancouver WA mayor’s house arson investigation

Sep 15, 2022, 2:56 PM

Mayor McEnerny-Ogle's home (Photo from Google maps)...

Mayor McEnerny-Ogle's home (Photo from Google maps)

(Photo from Google maps)

A suspect has been arrested for allegedly starting a fire near the garage of Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle house.

On Monday night, police in Vancouver responded to reports of arson at the home of the city’s mayor.

According to the Vancouver Police Department, officers were called out at about 9:40 p.m. to the home of Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and her husband, Terry Ogle, in the 3500 block of F Street.

Office of WA lawmaker targeted by attempted ‘arson’ says House Minority leader

Terry Ogle reportedly confronted the suspect who was trying to start a fire near the home’s garage while the mayor was gone at a city council meeting at the time.

Police tried to find the suspect with a K-9 team but could not locate anyone.

This is not an isolated incident, according to McEnerny-Ogle, saying earlier that day, her husband was repairing their back door after a break-in Sunday night.

“This happens to elected officials all over the place. Whether you’re in Hillsboro, Portland, Gresham, or Vancouver. All of our city council members have had threats throughout the many years. Whenever you make a decision, you usually upset at least one person,” McEnerny-Ogle said in an interview with KOMO news.

The Vancouver Police Department and the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating.

Update 9/15/22 2:26 p.m.

Wednesday at approximately 12:03 a.m. Vancouver Police responded to a business at 808 Harney Street to a report of a burglary caught on security footage. A man was found by police inside the business and arrested without incident.

The suspect, Aidan Michael Murray, is believed to be a suspect in an arson investigation at Vancouver Mayor McEnerny-Ogle, but police have not said how they came to that conclusion at this time.

Murray is being held in Clark County Jail on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree theft, second-degree malicious mischief, and first-degree arson.

MyNorthwest News


Julia Dallas

90 Lynnwood residents — mostly seniors — on verge of homelessness

Seattle Morning News' Dave Ross speaks with the Lynnwood City Council president on protecting residents who live in manufactured home communities and are seeing massive rent increases on the land their homes sit on. 

6 hours ago

Image: Members of the Makah Indian tribe paddle away from the rising sun as they head from Neah Bay...

Associated Press

Washington’s Makah Tribe clears major hurdle toward resuming traditional whale hunts

The U.S. granted the Makah Indian Tribe a long-sought waiver that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999.

11 hours ago

Image: Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloo...

Associated Press

Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously preserved access to an abortion medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of U.S. procedures.

12 hours ago

starbucks supreme court...

Associated Press

Supreme Court, siding with Starbucks, makes it harder for NLRB to win court orders in labor disputes

The Supreme Court case began in February 2022, when Starbucks fired seven workers who were trying to unionize their Tennessee store.

13 hours ago

seattle FBI...

Frank Sumrall

SWAT arrests armed woman after she barricades herself inside Seattle FBI building

An armed woman barricaded herself in the visitor lobby of the FBI Seattle building in downtown Seattle Wednesday afternoon.

16 hours ago

windshield hammer...

Frank Sumrall

Customer threats cause Seattle barista to smash customer’s windshield with hammer

A barista in South Seattle used a hammer to bash in a customer’s windshield after he allegedly threatened her and the coffee stand's customers.

17 hours ago

Suspect arrested in Vancouver WA mayor’s house arson investigation