A man was arrested on an arson charge Tuesday morning after police accused him of setting a car on fire behind the Pickering Square parking garage in downtown Bangor.
Bangor police arrested Thomas Daries, 37, after they investigated and found him near a parked car that had been set on fire in Kenduskeag Plaza, Detective Lt. Brent Beaulieu said.
The Bangor Fire Department responded to the car fire report around 10:10 a.m.
Daries, who has no fixed address, was arrested for arson and possession of schedule W drugs, Beaulieu said.
Daries has been taken to the Penobscot County Jail, Beaulieu said.
The car, a late model white Toyota Camry, was declared a total loss after firefighters put out the fire, said firefighter Jared Bowden.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Bowden said.