Just three months after an arson fire gutted the Eleanor Roosevelt Building, home to Taproot Theatre, the first show of the 2010 season will be held in the old playhouse. The opening night for C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” is tomorrow night in their old space at 204 N. 85th St. At first, Taproot was […]
Kevin Todd Swalwell, the suspect arrested in the Greenwood arson cases has just been charged with setting multiple fires. PhinneyWood is going through the charging documents and posting a summary.
In court Saturday afternoon, a judge set $1 million bail for Kevin Todd Swalwell. According to the statement of probable cause (.pdf), Swalwell “was captured on surveillance video at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N at the time of a fire being set to the rear of the restaurant there that was determined to be arson. Suspect […]
This morning, 46-year-old Kevin Todd Swalwell was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of arson after being taken into custody several blocks away from a warehouse fire in Shoreline last night. Swalwell has a long history of arson. According to this Seattle Times article from 1995, he has convictions both in the 1990’s […]
Over 600 people packed a public meeting at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church to hear the latest on a terrifying string of arsons in the Greenwood neighborhood. To underline the seriousness of the meeting, at one point the Fire Marshal briefed the crowd on how to evacuate in case the arsonist lit the church on fire. […]
The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for setting the fires in Greenwood is now up to $25,000. The insurance company for Taproot Theatre chipped in $15,000 today to help track down the arsonist. “We recognize the impact the fires have on our entire community, from the businesses who lost […]
Fire investigators say Friday morning’s blaze in Greenwood was set by an arsonist. Investigators say the fire was set in the Green Bean coffeehouse by “an unknown suspect.” The damage estimate is $2 million. This makes the fifth unsolved arson case in the Greenwood area in the last few months. Ongoing coverage on PhinneyWood.com.