Portland police said Monday that Richard David Simms Jr., 20, faces arson and reckless burning charges.
The fires were reported early Saturday in the Portsmouth neighborhood. Two houses, two vehicles, a recycling bin and a chair abandoned in a parking lot were set afire.
There were also two additional acts of vandalism: rocks thrown at two car windshields.
Officials say nobody was injured.
Investigators said they have surveillance video showing the suspect in the driveway of a home.
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