VACAVILLE — Police arrested a Vacaville man Tuesday after he allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at a home and fled.
Officers responded to the 100 block of Dundee Court after someone reported an arson, according to a police press release. A witness said someone threw a Molotov cocktail at a home and started a fire, which was extinguished by the residents.
While trying to located the suspect, police said a witness in a nearby neighborhood reported seeing a person who matched the description.
Officers found Timothy Morse, 40, hiding in a creek bed along Creekside Drive. Morse, who police said was armed with a baseball bat, did not comply with the officers’ commands, according to the release. Police used a stun gun to take Morse into custody.
Police took Morse to VacaValley Hospital, where he allegedly kicked a detective in the knee, according to the release. Morse was restrained and booked into Solano County jail on suspicion of arson of an inhabited dwelling, battery on an officer and possession of a firebomb – all felonies – and obstructing an officer – a misdemeanor.
Bail was a combined $80,000.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Aaron Dahl at 449-5200.
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