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.

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