Man accused of setting dumpster fires, damaging cars in downtown Colorado Springs


A man is facing charges after he set several dumpsters on fire and damaged several cars in downtown Colorado Springs Sunday evening, according to police. 

Police said around 7 p.m., officers found and arrested the suspect, Steven Roche, in the area of Bijou Street and Tejon Street.

Police said Roche used a rock to gouge several cars, and set several dumpsters on fire. One of the dumpster fires, which was behind a hotel, was big enough to activate the hotel sprinkler system, which doused the flames. 

Police said no injuries were reported.

Roche is charged with arson, criminal mischief, and obstruction.

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