Kassandra Orjales

Kassandra M. Orjales, 25, is charged with felony counts of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, arson and causing catastrophe, along with a misdemeanor charge of false alarm to an agency of public safety. 

Police say a woman locked herself in a Manheim Township hotel room where she set two fires then tried to get back in after police removed her.

Kassandra M. Orjales was arrested and sent to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail after the 8:34 a.m. incident at the Residence Inn at 1450 Harrisburg Pike on Sunday.

Police said Orjales, 25, is homeless.

Orjales was charged with felony counts of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, arson and causing catastrophe. She also was charged with false alarm to an agency of public safety, a misdemeanor.

Police said the fires triggered the hotel’s fire alarm and activated its sprinkler system, which flooded the fifth and fourth floors. Orjales was staying in a fifth-floor room.

Orjales was arrested after police forced their way into the room to remove her, police said. She pushed two police officers and tried to re-enter the room, according to police.

Damages are estimated at more than $200,000, police said.

Orjales’ preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, before Magisterial District Judge David Miller. 


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