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Published: Monday, May 5, 2014, 2:39 p.m.

Portland police arrest suspect in weekend fires

PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities have arrested a suspect in half a dozen fires set in a north Portland neighborhood.
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.
Story tags » Arson

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