Arson suspected arrested

The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspected arson that occurred in North Tillamook County.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Jan. 6, Tillamook 911 received an Attempt to Locate on a subject, Josiah D. Lembcke, age 20, out of Clatsop County. His vehicle was later located on Highway 53 by the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office.


At approximately 6 a.m., while investigating an arson in North Tillamook County, a suspect was arrested and identified as Josiah Lembcke. Lembcke has been booked at the Tillamook County Jail for Arson I.

The investigation is active and in its early stages and little more can be released at this time.