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Emeryville Police Department
Wednesday August 10th, 2022 :: 05:52 p.m. PDT


Arson at the Emeryville Target Store.


INCIDENT DATE: 08/08/2022

INCIDENT LOCATION: 1555 40th St. Emeryville, CA 94608 (Target)

On Monday August 08, 2022, at approx. 5:48 pm, EPD dispatch received calls of a fire inside Target. Upon the arrival of Officers and Alameda County Fire, employees and customers had already been evacuated by Target employees and the fire had already been extinguished by employees.

During the investigation, it appears the fire was intentionally started in the area of a towel display. A potential person of interest was observed on video surveillance in the area where the fire started; however, further information regarding this person of interest is not being released to the public at this time.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call Emeryville Police Detective John Corcoran at 510-596-3734 (EPD Case 2208-0521).

Detective Sergeant Andrew Cassianos

Emeryville Police Department
2449 Powell St
Emeryville, CA 94608

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-596-3700

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