Lorain Playground Arson Suspect Charged

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Brandon Perkins, 18, of Lorain.

LORAIN, Ohio — The Lorain Police Department announced an arrest was made Saturday in connection with some fires recently set at playgrounds.

Brandon Perkins, 18, of Lorain, was charged with one count of arson.

Additional arson-related charges may be filed later this week.

Surveillance video showed an individual setting fire at the bottom of the slide at the playground near Admiral King Elementary School.

Three fires there this month have been reported.

The damage was estimated at $100,000.

According to the Lorain police, they are not looking for any other suspects.

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