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News Release
Sheriff's Office arrests suspect who set clothing on fire in Fred Meyer (Photo) - 09/12/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-019233

On Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7), Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report that a suspect had ignited clothing articles on a merchandise rack at the Clackamas Fred Meyer (16301 SE 82nd Dr., Clackamas).

Deputies obtained images of the suspect from store cameras. 

On Sept. 11, deputies spotted the suspect -- later identified as Ignat Shchetinin, 37 -- on Hwy. 212 and 82nd Dr. in Clackamas, near the same Fred Meyer.

When contacted, Mr. Shchetinin confessed to interntionally igniting the clothing inside the Fred Meyer, using a purple Bic-style lighter. He told deputies he did this to get the attention of a person who wouldn’t speak with him.

Deputies also discovered Mr. Shchetinin possessed a baggie of methamphetamine.

Ignat Shchetinin was transported to Clackamas County Jail on charges including:

  • ORS.164.325 - ARSON I
  • ORS.475.894-1 - PCS-METH

Bail was set at $250,000. A booking photo is attached. Complete booking info can be found here:

Attached Media Files: BookingPhoto-IgnatShchetinin.jpeg
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