A man who allegedly told Delta Police Department investigators that he wanted to go back to prison admitted to setting two fires and vandalizing several businesses on Jan. 18.
The fires were reported at about 9:36 p.m. that day, one at a construction area on Cottonwood Drive and the other at a motor home on W. 4th Street.
Delta Police and Delta Volunteer Fire Department responded to both incidents and both fires were extinguished. The fire at the construction area damaged a container used to hold construction waste materials and a utility trailer. The fire in the residential area damaged a power line and caused a power outage.
As the investigation unfolded, DPD officers were informed that Fellipe N. Morfin, 37, of Delta had turned himself in at the Delta County Jail. He was the owner of the motor home which was destroyed by the fire. He also allegedly confessed to breaking doors and glass at a number of downtown Delta establishments, including Bank of the West, Uptown Liquors, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of the West.
Morfin was arrested and jailed by Delta Police for second degree arson, third degree arson, and criminal mischief over $1,000 in damage and is being held at the Delta County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
The Delta Police Department thanks the Delta Volunteer Fire Department, Delta County Sheriff's Office, and Delta Municipal Light and Power for their response and assistance in this case.blog comments powered by Disqus