CHEYENNE – A man was arrested for arson by the Cheyenne Police Department Wednesday morning after starting a series of dumpster fires across downtown, one of which also ignited the garage of a nearby residential complex.

There were six dumpsters set on fire between 6 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. at the following locations:

  • 2400 block of Pioneer Avenue
  • 500 block of West 24th Street
  • 300 block of East Lincolnway
  • 100 block of West 21st Street
  • 500 block of West 19th Street
  • 18th Street and Pioneer Avenue

The suspect, later identified as Christopher Johnson, 26, transient, was arrested and booked into the Laramie County jail on one charge of first-degree arson, as well as five charges of fourth-degree arson.

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