Man arrested in arson case

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A New Mexico man was arrested over the weekend accused of trying to set a home on fire.

Santa Fe County deputies say a couple was walking home Saturday afternoon on Waldo Street in the town of Cerrillos when they saw smoke coming from their home.

Inside, they found 73-year old Salomon Salmeron using a lighter to set boxes on fire.

Salmeron took off, but was quickly arrested.

No word on a motive, but deputies say Salmeron was drunk.

He’s charged with arson and burglary.

The home had about $500 in damage. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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