Westbrook police have charged a 48-year-old man with arson after he allegedly set a car on fire last week on Myrtle Street.

Jonathan Thomas Photo courtesy Westbrook Police Department

The police and fire departments were called to a car fire on Myrtle Street around 3:30 a.m. July 15. An investigation by the fire department and state Fire Marshal’s Office quickly determined the car fire was a deliberate act, police said Monday.

An investigation led police on Sunday to arrest Jonathan Thomas, whose hometown was not provided by police, and charge him with arson, a Class A felony; aggravated reckless conduct, a Class B felony; and aggravated criminal mischief, a Class C felony.

Police say Jonathan Thomas set fire to an SUV last week in Westbrook. Photo courtesy of Westbrook Police Department

Thomas was taken to Cumberland County Jail, where he remained in custody Monday.

The SUV Thomas allegedly set on fire was destroyed. No one was injured.

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