Gresham, Oregon – We’re following breaking news out of Gresham. Someone is accused of setting two intentional fires, just before midnight on Southeast Brooklyn court. A few blocks away from 182nd and Division. Police say a man threw a Molotov cocktail at his neighbor’s garage door. Then he started a fire in his own home. He took off from the scene but crashed his car a short time later. Police caught him. We’ve reached out to Gresham Police for more info.
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GRESHAM, Ore.— 41-year-old Gresham resident Seth Ames was arrested after setting two separate residential fires in the 18600 block of SE Brooklyn Ct.
911 callers reported the incident to Gresham Police and Fire at about 12:09 a.m. Witnesses saw Ames throwing a Molotov cocktail at his neighbor’s garage door. Ames also set his own house on fire from the basement.
Ames crashed his vehicle into a trailer after nearly hitting a police car responding to the call in the 18300 block of SE Brooklyn Ct.
Fires at both locations were extinguished without any injury.
Gresham Detectives and Gresham Fire Investigators are still investigating the scene and motives behind the arson.
Ames is being lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Arson I, Unlawful Manufacture of Destructive Device, Reckless Endangerment and Reckless Driving.