Local investigators support Ohio arson registry

If Gov. John Kasich signs the bill into law, convicted arsonists would be required to register with sheriff's offices so investigators can keep track of where they're living.
Jessica Cuffman
Dec 11, 2012

The registry could be a useful tool, said Ruddy Ruiz, Sandusky city fire investigator.

"That would be our first line of defense, say something were to happen on Main Street. If we don't have any types of leads, we could look at people who live around there," he said.

In 2011, there were more than 8,000 fires intentionally set across the state, according to figures from the State Fire Marshal's Office.

For more on how this bill would work and be paid for, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

Comments

deertracker

Ridiculous! Start with the property owner!

Licorice Schtick

Huh? Start WHAT with the property owners?

richrs

It will be just as effective as having sex offenders register. In other words a big waste of money.

rww859

First sex offenders, now fire bugs; what could be next: Shoplifters, neighbor disputes over grass clippings, too many parking lot fender benders. Where could this end?

Licorice Schtick

This is more stupid statehouse in action. Can't properly fund schools, but they can solve this, er, problem?

he said she said

This is ridiculous. Yellow plates for drunk drivers, sex offenders have to register and if they decide they don't want to they don't, and now you want arsonists to register? Oh yea an arsonist lives in my area, guess what! My house/renters insurance is going to go up because of some person who likes fire.
No thanks.

luvblues2

no kiddin', he said she said...

gene44870

I have a better idea , Keep them under lock and key and you won't have any worries

Simple Enough II

And we elect these people.....