Police & Fire ask for Help Locating Suspect in South Hill Arson

Cpl. Teresa Fuller


Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:21 p.m.


The Spokane Police Department, along with City of Spokane Fire Department and ATF, are asking for the public’s help locating the man who is suspected of setting the fire that forced Beacon Cleaners to temporarily relocate and injured a fire fighter. Detectives have developed probable cause to arrest Scott M Lenway (42) for 2nd Degree Arson for the incident that occurred back in August. Anyone with information on Lenway’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233. If you see him, please call 911 and do not try and apprehend or approach him yourself.

A Spokane Police Detective working with Spokane Fire Investigators and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), have developed probable cause to arrest Lenway for the fire that occurred at Beacon Cleaners in the 3100 block of south Grand Blvd. on August 11, 2017, just after 10:00pm. Detectives have sought a warrant for his arrest, but investigators are concerned Lenway may start other fires and someone could get hurt. Due to this concern, it’s imperative Lenway be apprehended as soon as possible.

If you have any information on where Lenway may be, please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233. If you see Lenway, call 911 immediately; do not approach or try to apprehend him yourself. As always, we greatly appreciate the public’s assistance in these matters.



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