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. 

Firefighters put out a car fire behind the Pickering Square parking garage in Bangor on Tuesday morning.

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. 

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Lia Russell

Lia Russell is a reporter on the city desk for the Bangor Daily News. Send tips to LRussell@bangordailynews.com.