Suspect in custody for barn fire, vandalism in Hartland Township

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire and report of vandalism in the 11000 block of Clyde Road in Hartland Township.

Deputies determined that a barn at the location was fully involved, and that a vehicle on scene had fresh damage that was not related to the fire. The property owner also reported that a boat on the property had recently been intentionally damaged.

A person of interest was identified for the incident and was taken into custody. The subject’s identity is being withheld pending arraignment on potential charges related to the incident.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hartland Area Fire Department, the Brighton Area Fire Department and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and the Hartland Area Fire Department.

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