YAKIMA — Jose Antonio Aranda Saldana, 50, made a preliminary appearance in Yakima Superior Court Tuesday, Sept. 3, after being arrested Saturday, Aug. 31 in Grandview on charges of arson.

Saldana allegedly set fire to the garage next to his house Saturday night, telling Grandview Police Officers it was an accident. He also claimed he accidently set the porch to his house on fire in the 900 block of South Fifth St. Officers observed fire starts in various places throughout the house.

He was taken into custody on charges of arson.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.