Sac State Police are searching for suspects accused of starting two fires on campus


The Sacramento State Police Department is searching for two suspects in arson Sunday near two prominent buildings on campus.

Two men, both in their early to mid-twenties, lit clothes under a metal bench between the Hornet Library and the Student Union. Sacramento State Police officers said In a message sent to students and employees.

Less than five minutes later, the two suspects also lit an unknown object inside a trash can next to the bus stop on State University Drive, police said.

The suspects walked toward Alumni Grove along the banks of the American River, according to the police message.

Police said the first suspect is described as a large man with short, dark hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with gray sleeves, khaki pants, red or orange Nike shoes with black stripes, and was carrying a black telescope with a tripod.

The second suspect is also described as a heavyset man with dark, short hair. He was wearing a gray Ecko Unltd. He had a hoodie with white letters, light-colored camouflage shorts, black ankle socks and red shoes, police said.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Sacramento State Police at 916-278-6000.

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