Stephen Petersen’s supporters are certain that their friend did not start the three arson fires he is accused of setting in the wee hours of September 28th. Even people not connected to Petersen have questioned on social media, and other forums, whether or not police arrested the right person. Yet, the authorities must have some basis on which to hold him. Alameda Mayor Gilmore has urged the district attorney to prosecute the accused, if proven guilty, to the maximum extent allowed by law. What does it look like from your perspective?
Friends and supporters of Stephen Petersen mill outside the courtroom before the hearing, September 30th, 2014. (File photo, Action Alameda News)
Alameda police are declining to disclose any of the evidence they have against Stephen Petersen in connection with his arrest for arson related to three of eight fires that burned early Sunday morning in Alameda, even as Petersen’s supporters step-up their efforts to clear his name. Continue reading Alameda Police Silent on Arson Evidence