Mesa man arrested for arson at bowling alley

Posted at 12:02 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 15:02:03-04

A Mesa man was arrested after setting multiple fires outside of a bowling alley in April.

The first incident occurred on April 19 at a Brunswick Bowling alley at Dobson Road and Southern Avenue. An employee reportedly saw the suspect leaving the back of the building just before seeing a large tree on fire with a pair of burning pants hanging on a branch.

Just over a week later, a city employee saw the suspect behind the bowling alley jumping out of a tree before noticing the tree was on fire.

On April 30, he entered the same alley and an employee recognized him from the first incident.

When contacted by police, he initially denied setting the fires, but eventually admitted to them and said he was doing it to "release his stress," police paperwork says.

Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Harley Davidson Juliano. He was arrested on two counts of felony arson.