Ocean View Woman Arrested for Arson
Hawaiʻi Island police have charged an Ocean View woman with arson in connection with a fire on Wednesday at her home.
At 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Hawai’i County Police charged Emily Smith, 36, of Ocean View with first-degree arson and third-degree assault.
The assault charge was for allegedly striking a firefighter who responded to the house on Reef Circle Mauka on Wednesday morning. He did not require treatment.
After determining that the fire was set intentionally, police arrested Smith at the scene.