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Oak Creek man accused of stealing running car, arson

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Posted at 6:51 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 08:51:53-05

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a man in the Village of Oak Creek stole a car while it was running outside a convenience store before setting several small fires.

Yavapai County sheriff's officials said Tuesday that 31-year-old MacKenzie Boswell is facing charges including vehicle theft and unlawful burning.

Deputies say he drove off in a mini-van Monday morning that a Circle K worker had left running.

A deputy spotted the van an hour later in Sedona. Boswell was arrested. At the same time, fire crews put out small fires in the Village of Oak Creek. Deputies say a resident identified Boswell as staying in a barn near the fires.