Suspected dumpster igniter arrested

The suspect believed to be connected to a string of dumpster fires across the greater Port Huron area is in custody. Between 4:00pm and 5:30pm on Tuesday, March 6th, four dumpster fires were reported in the cities of Marysville and Port Huron. A vehicle matching the description of the suspect was then spotted behind the Marysville Taco Bell, where St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies chased him in a high speed pursuit, eventually making an arrest at 24th street and Dove Road in Port Huron Township. 56-year old Richard Sarvis was arraigned yesterday facing a multitude of arson and other charges. Investigations continue into the connection to other dumpster fires reported in the area in January. A preliminary examination for Sarvis is set for March 20th.