MPD: Man sets trash cans on fire inside bus shelter, causes damage

Leonard Washington

MADISON (WKOW) — The Madison Police Department arrested a man for arson after he allegedly started a fire at a bus stop on the west side.

Crews were called to the West Transfer Point on Tokay Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. for a report of a fire.

When authorities arrived they were able to put the fire out quickly.

After investigating, police think 25-year-old Leonard Washington pulled several trash cans into a shelter and set them on fire. The fire caused damage to a bench and the shelter.

Washington was arrested shortly after.

No one, other than Washington, was at the bus stop at the time of the crime.

Rebecca Ribley

Rebecca Ribley

Wake Up Wisconsin Anchor

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