Department of Public Safety
815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Rex Reynolds

Public Safety Director

(256) 427-7138

Henry Reyes
Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001


Michael Sublett
Fire & Rescue Chief
(256) 427-7401


Dr. Karen Sheppard
Animal Services Director
(256) 883-3783


Investigators Make Arrest In Arson House fire

Huntsville, Alabama (February 16, 2007) The Department of Public Safety announced today that a joint investigation led to a 21-year-old woman being arrested on Thursday and charged with 2nd Degree Arson. Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Arson Task Force and Huntsville Fire and Rescue say Loren Yokem allegedly poured gas inside the house at 7804 Charlotte Drive and set it on fire January 22nd.  When authorities arrived, they also found a Meth lab located in a shed. Two other men were arrested at the time and booked on drug charges. Yokem was booked in the Madison County Metro Jail on $8,000 bond. Investigators did not release a motive.