Police: Teen 'acted alone' in Farmington Hills arson

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Farmington Hills police have arrested a 14-year-old boy they say is suspected in two recent intentionally-set fires. 

The two blazes erupted  a day apart at the Fairmont Park Apartments near Nine Mile and Drake, Farmington Hills Police Department investigators said in a statement.

In the first incident, a parked vehicle was burned at about 8:25 p.m. Friday. Another fire was reported in a vacant unit of the apartment building at about 8:08 p.m. Saturday. police said. 

"In both cases, the small fires were extinguished quickly and no injuries were reported," police said.

No injuries were reported in either blaze.

Farmington Hills police and regional partners from West Bloomfield police, Novi police, and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, "observed a subject preparing to enter an unoccupied Fairmont Apartment," on Tuesday at about 9 p.m.

That person attempted to flee, but was soon caught after a foot chase. 

Police believe the teen "acted alone in all of the incidents."