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Portland police arrest 2nd arson suspect

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Portland police arrest 2nd arson suspect

PORTLAND — An 18-year-old city resident faces a Class A arson charge after his arrest Monday in connection with a March 23 fire at 121 Center St.

Aaron Hornbeck-Fielder was charged after an interview with police and is the second suspect in a series of eight fires reported in the city on March 22 and 23.

Robert Johnson, 19, was arrested March 23 in connection with a fire behind the Portland Museum of Art.

Police Lt. James Sweatt said other fires are under investigation and all are believed to be connected.