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Detectives Arrest Serial Arsonist in Bonner County

Over the past two years, multiple intentional wildland fires have been set on Idaho public lands and U.S. Forest Service property in the Priest River area.

On August 31st, 2022, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Ryan N. Greene, age 23, of Priest River, for multiple counts of arson.

During a joint investigation with the Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho State Fire Marshal, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), investigators identified a possible suspect resulting in Ryan Greene’s arrest today.

“This investigation has been a top priority for our office, due to the high fire danger, and the extreme risk of death to the public. I’m very proud of the investigative work of our detectives and our partner agencies,” said Sheriff Daryl Wheeler