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Rohnert Park Police Arrest Woman For Torching Two Cars

ROHNERT PARK (CBS SF) – Officers from the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety arrested a 37-year-old woman early Thursday morning on suspicion that she set two cars on fire.

Burnt cars in Rohnert Park (Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety)

Dispatchers received reports of a vehicle fire in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Santa Alicia Dr. around 8:54 a.m. The first responding officer arrived on scene to see one car fully engulfed in flames and another vehicle on fire some distance away.

After the incident was upgraded to a structure fire, responding crews extinguished the flames quickly. No one was injured and no buildings were damaged, though the vehicles sustained an estimated $20,000 in damage.

Officers investigated the incident as possible arson. Evidence and interviews led investigators to arrest 37-year-old Aftan Burnett, who lived nearby. She was arrested on suspicion of arson and booked into Sonoma County Jail. where she remained Thursday on $150,000-bail.

Officers encouraged witnesses to call the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety at (707) 584-2600, or email

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