A man suspected of trying to break into cars was arrested Friday after he allegedly set a garage on fire to cover up his crimes.
At about 3 p.m., police received reports of a suspect trying to break into cars in the WinCo Foods parking lot in Marysville.
The man left the parking lot, police said, and moved to a garage in the 3900 block of 119th Place Northeast. The man then allegedly grabbed a gas can and set fire to the structure. The fire quickly engulfed the garage and spread to nearby trees. Fire crews put out the blaze, but the garage was a total loss.
No one was injured.
Police officers spotted the suspect "hiding out" near the fire, police said, and he was arrested. The alleged arson was likely in an effort to hide his car prowl attempts, police said, or a spontaneous act.