Police charged a teen with arson last week after they say he set a fire in a Cleveland Heights garage.
A homeowner on the 3400 block of Hartwood Road reported that he saw smoke coming from his garage and saw a boy walk out. The fire department responded and put the fire out before it caused any significant damage, police report. The fire department told police that someone had used an accelerant to start the fire.
Cleveland Heights Police spotted a 15-year-old male walking near the 800 block of Selwyn Road who matched the resident’s description of the suspect. They stopped him and found evidence tying him to the fire in his possession, they report. He was arrested and charged with arson.