IRVINE (CBSLA) — An arson suspect was arrested after allegedly starting several trash can fires in a residential area.
Police said 22-year-old Kaveh Shahriari set at least four fires Wednesday at about 2:35 a.m. on Rembrandt near the intersection of Jeffrey Road and Irvine Boulevard. The fires also caused heat damage to a parked vehicle.
As police were investigating this incident, another resident called about a man setting a separate trash can fire nearby on Parkdale. The resident tried to chase down the suspect but could not locate him.
A police drone later tracked down Shahriari in the backyard of a residence on Wyndover.
He was arrested without incident and is being held at the Orange County Jail on a charge of suspected arson.
The Irvine Police Department shared the drone video.