Felony arson arrest

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

An argument between neighbors turned ugly over the weekend, ending in Arson charges.

Police arrested 32–year–old Hillary Cronin on Saturday.

They say she punched a hole in the wall separating her and the neighbor’s apartments after an argument over a community trash can.

Police say Cronin tried to light the hole on fire twice. Her neighbor smelled the smoke.

“She smelled smoke again and saw that the whole room was filling with smoke, inside that hole it appeared that toilet paper had been ignited to cause a fire,” says Officer Katie Flood of the Lincoln Police Department. 

Cronin was lodged in jail for two counts of Felony Arson.

Damage is estimated at $500.