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DA discusses arson at Kane firemen’s banquet

March 9, 2014

Photo by Ted Lutz – The Kane Volunteer Fire Department held its annual banquet Saturday night at the fire hall. Dignitaries at the fete include, left to right: Rhonda Holt, banquet chairman; Tim Holt, fire chief; John Mehalko, who was honored for his 60 years as a volunteer fireman; Brian Nelson, president of the Kane Fire Department; and Ray Learn, the McKean County district attorney and guest speaker.

A “motive” and an “opportunity” are keys in identifying suspects in arson cases in McKean County.
Ray Learn, who as district attorney (DA) is the county’s top prosecutor, said “insurance fraud” is the most common “motive” for arsonists and represents the “biggest chunk” of arson cases.

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