November 17, 2012

Transient a suspect in Veranda Street fire

PORTLAND – Police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of arson after a house fire Saturday afternoon.

Police said Joshua Welch was arrested shortly after the fire was reported at 66 Veranda St. around 3 p.m. Welch has no known address, they said.

Officials said they didn't know how badly the structure was damaged, but they didn't believe the damage was significant.

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