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Man, 28, charged in Olmsted Township arson cases

Posted at 2:44 PM, Apr 10, 2018

Authorities have announced the arrest and charges of a man they believe to be responsible for two arson fires in Olmsted Township earlier this month.

Robert Wey, 28, has been charged with two counts of arson, breaking and entering, and possession of criminal tools.

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On April 1, a fire broke out in the 2700 block of Bagley road. A second fire was started in the 7500 block of Bronson Road. The locations are about two miles from each other. Authorities ruled the fires arson.

Investigators offered a reward for information leading to any arrests. Wey was named as a person of interest in the fires within the first 24 hours of the investigation, according to Olmsted Township police.

On April 6, Wey was arrested by North Olmsted police on unrelated charges. On Monday, Wey was transferred to Olmsted Township for questioning and then subsequently charged in connection with the fires.

Wey is currently being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail.