Arrest Made In Connection With Downtown Phoenix Arson

By Scott Bourque
Published: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 12:31pm

fire at a construction site in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Fire Department
Firefighters fight a two-alarm fire at a construction site in downtown Phoenix on Jun. 7, 2020, which investigators ruled arson.

Police arrested 54-year-old Ted Hopkins late Friday evening on suspicion of setting fire to the construction site near Seventh Avenue and West Grant Street earlier in the week. 

Ted Hopkins
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Ted Hopkins

Phoenix police Sgt. Ann Justus said the fire had been under investigation for several days by both Phoenix fire and police investigators, as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. By Friday, they had gathered enough evidence to declare the fire arson. 

Hopkins was arrested without incident and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges of arson and criminal damage.

He is due in court on June 22.

Firefighters fight a 2-alarm fire at a construction site in downtown Phoenix on Jun. 7, 2020, which investigators ruled arson.
Phoenix Fire Department
Firefighters fight a two-alarm fire at a construction site in downtown Phoenix on Jun. 7, 2020, which investigators ruled arson.
Street signs melted from the 2-alarm fire at a construction site.
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Street signs melted from the two-alarm fire at a construction site that occured near Seventh Avenue and Grant Street in downtown Phoenix on June 7, 2020.
fire at a downtown Phoenix construction site.
Scott Bourque/KJZZ
The two-alarm fire at a downtown Phoenix construction site on June 7, 2020.

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