Arrest made in series of dumpster arson fires - New York News

Arrest made in series of dumpster arson fires

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Cody Nimrod Cody Nimrod
TEMPE, Ariz. -

Tempe Police have arrested the man who they say is responsible for multiple dumpster fires and a car fire early Sunday morning.

The arson fires were all set in the area of University and Priest Drives. 26-year-old Cody Nimrod was apprehended near Hardy and Laird Streets. He was caught in the act of setting yet another fire, police say.

Nimrod allegedly admitted to setting the fires. He was booked into the Tempe City jail on felony arson and misdemeanor reckless burning charges.

Fires were set at these locations:

  • 700 Block of W. 13th St (dumpster)
  • 1000 Block of S. Wilson (alley)
  • 1200 Block of W. University (vehicle)
  • 1300 Block of W. 9th St (dumpster)
  • 1200 Block of W. Laird (dumpster)
  • 1200 Block of W. Laird (dumpster)
  • 1100 Block of W. 9th St (dumpster)

Police say it's fortunate the fires didn't spread to homes and cause injury or death. Investigators are now trying to determine if Nimrod is responsible for any other arson fires in other communities.

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