MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Chautauqua County woman is accused of trying to light an apartment house on fire while people were inside.
Shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to the multi-unit dwelling on South Erie Street in the Village of Mayville where they took 40-year-old Brenda Harper into custody. Officers say Harper tried lighting the building on fire.
No one was injured.
Harper is charged with second degree attempted arson and first degree reckless endangerment. She is being held in the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.