Police arrest man for alleged arson in Grandview

A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson after he allegedly threw a “ball of fire” at the porch of a Grandview home.

According to police, the house’s garage was heavily damaged in the fire and two cars were completely destroyed.

Jose Antonio Aranda Saldana initially told police he accidentally lit some papers on fire and that’s how the garage caught fire, but later said he lit the fires because it would turn to gold.

Police said they found more than a dozen fires started in the home. ​​​​​

An investigation is still underway.