MODESTO (CBS13) – A Modesto man is being accused of starting four separate fires throughout the city.
Paul Patterson, 33, faces four counts of arson, a probation violation, and one charge of resisting arrest, the Modesto Police Department said.READ MORE: Website To Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Is Up And Running
On Saturday, four fires were reportedly set in a gutter near along La Loma Avenue, at the gate of the Ralston Tower, by a restroom in Moose Park, and near a building along H Street.READ MORE: Argument Preceded Shooting That Left Man, Woman Hurt In Elk Grove; Suspect Still Sought
Patterson was spotted by officers near Kewin Park and attempted to run away before being detained, police said.MORE NEWS: Woodland Woman, 19, Reported Missing Found Dead In Crash Off I-80 In Natomas
No further information was released.