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.

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