Parolee suspected of setting St. Vianney fire in Hacienda Heights

A Hacienda Heights parolee is in custody on suspicion of setting a massive fire that destroyed the sanctuary of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights a year ago, authorities announced Wednesday.

Gregory Yusuke Shiga, 34, was scheduled to appear in West Covina Superior Court for an arraignment Wednesday following his arrest by arson investigators Monday. However, the hearing was continued to May 30.

Read more in Brian Day’s story ARREST.

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