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Tempe PD: Arsonist caught in seventh fire

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Cody Nimrod (Source: Tempe Police Dept.) Cody Nimrod (Source: Tempe Police Dept.)
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -

Police have nabbed the man they believe is behind more than a handful of recent arsons in Tempe.

Tempe police said they have several reports of car and dumpster fires in the area of University and Priest drives about 3 a.m. Sunday.

Cody Nimrod, 26, was arrested while setting a fire in the residential area of Hardy and Laird Street.

Authorities said evidence from the scenes linked Nimrod to seven fires at the following locations.

  • 700 Block of W. 13th Street
  • 1000 Block of S. Wilson
  • 1200 Block of W. University
  • 1300 Block of W. Ninth Street
  • 1200 Block of W. Laird
  • 1200 Block of W. Laird
  • 1100 Block of W. Ninth Street

Nimrod was taken to Tempe city jail on charges of felony arson of a residential structure, as well as misdemeanor, reckless burning.

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