Manhattan man arrested after alleged arson incident

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MANHATTAN — Riley County Police are investigating after a man reportedly took items and started a fire in his southwest Manhattan apartment.

Officers arrested 30-year-old Gerardo Rosaly Martinez Friday in the 700 block of Dondee Drive, on charges of aggravated arson, aggravated burglary, criminal damage to property, marijuana possession and two charges of use of drug paraphernalia. At least 13 different victims were listed in Monday’s RCPD incident report including the building’s tenants and the State of Kansas. The total loss from the incident was estimated at $1,740.00.

Police say the incident took place Friday morning and that Martinez remains in custody on a $20,000 bond.

Above: Google maps image showing 700 Dondee Drive in Manhattan

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