On August 15, 2006, at about 3:20 a.m., a duplex residence in the 6100 block of Merrywood Dr. was found to be in flames and Rocklin PD and Fire units dispatched.  The half of the duplex that was in flames was unoccupied but the other half was occupied by a family of three who escaped  without harm.  A Fire Department investigation of the scene revealed evidence of arson.


A police department investigation resulted in the arrest of Sidney Ross Deegan III, 27 years, of Rocklin.  Deegan was booked into Placer County Jail for arson and domestic violence charges.