WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) — A Westminster hoarder was arrested on multiple warrants days after a fire at his home.
William Prouty, 55, lives at 4245 Barr Lane, which has been the subject of several complaints by neighbors over the years.
He was arrested on warrants for burglary, robbery, trespassing, criminal mischief, reckless driving, assault/domestic violence and violation of a court order.
An investigation into the cause of the fire was still ongoing, but initial examination indicated the fire likely started in the attic.
Surveillance footage obtained by FOX31 showed Prouty inspecting the roof of his garage before smoke was seen coming from the same area. Prouty drove away before firefighters were called to the scene.
Neighbors told FOX31’s Evan Kruegel that they’re relieved to hear he’s been arrested but are concerned about what the future holds.
“We just don’t know if they’re going to condemn it, or if they’ll let him move back in,” Billy Schlenker said.
“That’s our fear, that he’s going to come back,” David O’Hara Jr. said. “So there’s a calming in the neighborhood, but there’s also the questions of what could happen.”
This is not the first time Prouty has had a run-in with law enforcement: In August last year, he was released after serving 69 days for domestic violence battery and probation violations.
As of Wednesday, Prouty was being held in the Jefferson County Detention Center.