Suspect arrested in Greenfield fires set 30 minutes apart

Feb. 22, 2012

A 60-year-old Milwaukee man is being charged with two counts of arson for allegedly setting fires at two Greenfield businesses on South 27th Street within a 30-minute period on Feb. 16.

According to the police report, firefighters responded to a fire in a restroom at Arby's, 4841 S. 27th St., at 4:50 p.m.

The firefighters were still on the scene at Arby's when a second call came in at 5:10 p.m. from a witness who stated he observed a man starting a fire in a dumpster at Guaranty Bank, 4661 S. 27th St.

The witness told police the man set the fire and started walking toward a nearby Burger King restaurant.

Police quickly located the suspect at Burger King, where he was arrested and taken into custody.

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