- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in half a dozen fires set in a north Portland neighborhood.

Portland police said Monday that 20-year-old Richard David Simms Jr. 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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