Man Arrested for Setting 14 Fires in Pennsylvania

May 11, 2011

A man wanted for setting more than a dozen fires in central Pennsylvania has been arrested in Ohio.

Lancaster police say 31-year-old Anthony Harnisch was arrested last week in Painesville, Ohio on a warrant issued by Pennsylvania authorities.

Investigators say Harnisch set 14 fires in 2009, causing more than $260,000 in property damage. Two homes he allegedly burned were occupied at the time but no injuries were reported.

Investigators say Harnisch is being held by authorities in Ohio pending extradition to Pennsylvania.

Topics Ohio Pennsylvania

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