PD: Man arrested after starting fires in downtown Prescott

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- A homeless man was arrested early Thursday morning for allegedly starting fires in downtown Prescott.

Prescott police said 33-year-old Daniel Cedergreen was arrested after he lit two large banners and a sign on fire, and flipped over several signs and potted plants.

According to police, the fires were still burning when officers arrived and Cedergreen appeared to be setting fire to items in a dumpster.

Cedergreen reportedly told police that he was upset and frustrated living in Prescott, but would not admit to starting any fires. He also stated that he was homeless.

Police said witnesses identified Cedergreen as the person responsible for the fires. Officers also found evidence linking Cedergreen to the crime.

The fires didn’t cause any significant damage to any of the buildings, but police said if they hadn’t been discovered they could have seriously damaged a couple of businesses.

Cedergreen was taken to the Yavapai County Jail in Prescott on arson and felony criminal damage charges.