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Police arrest arson suspect

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WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Police this morning arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail and starting a fire at 504 Methow Street last Saturday.

Robert E. Wheeler, Wenatchee, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson and unlawful possession of a firearm and booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center.

Wenatchee Police Officer John Matney said authorities believe the arson was gang related. He said Wheeler had been assaulted by someone associated with the residence earlier in the…

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