UPDATE: Three Suspects Booked on Arson Charges for Pre-Dawn Car Fires

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UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.


Dominic Tawney, 19 (left) and Rodney Vancleave, 19 (right), both of Boise, are each charged with four counts of felony arson and two counts of felony attempted arson.
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  • Dominic Tawney, 19 (left) and Rodney Vancleave, 19 (right), both of Boise, are each charged with four counts of felony arson and two counts of felony attempted arson.

Boise Police have booked two adult male suspects into the Ada County Jail on charges of arson in connection with a string of vehicle fires in several Boise neighborhoods early Monday morning. A third suspect, a juvenile male, is facing similar charges through the juvenile justice system.

19-year-old Dominic Tawney and 19-year-old Rodney Vancleave,19, both of Boise were each booked into the Ada County lockup on four counts of felony arson and two counts of felony attempted arson.

ORIGINAL POST: 9 a.m.

Boise Police are investigating a series of vehicle fires that were reported in the pre-dawn hours in several Boise neighborhoods this morning.

Law enforcement was first alerted to a car fire at approximately 4:30 this morning near Northview and Liberty streets. As officers were responding to that call, several other similar emergency calls came, in rapid order, into 9-1-1. Victims reported vehicles on fire on Harrison Boulevard, North Ninth Street and Hale Street.

Boise Police officers and detectives say they're speaking with individuals, two adult males and one juvenile, in connection with the case. Officers also have evidence that the suspects may be involved in a series of graffiti cases that took place at multiple locations.