Garage fire in St. Joseph investigated as arson

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firePolice have a man in custody for allegedly setting fire to a garage in midtown.

Sgt. Roy Hoskins with the St. Joseph Police Department said a garage was set on fire in the 1300 block of S. 20th around 8:23 Thursday morning.

“The suspected arsonist told a guy at Dave’s Garage right in the area he had set the garage on fire and then took off walking,” Hoskins said. “He had allegedly been in a disturbance with a female earlier in that area.”

Officers took a 28-year-old man into custody for investigation of arson near 22nd and Charles.

The suspect is also believed by police to be tied to another fire investigation.