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.
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.
Patterson was spotted by officers near Kewin Park and attempted to run away before being detained, police said.
No further information was released.