Village Of Oak Creek Man Accused Of Stealing Running Car, Arson

Jan 8, 2020

Authorities say a man in the Village of Oak Creek stole a car while it was running outside a convenience store before setting several small fires. 

Credit Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Yavapai County sheriff's officials said Tuesday that 31-year-old MacKenzie Boswell is facing charges including vehicle theft and unlawful burning.

Deputies say he drove off in a mini-van Monday morning that a Circle K worker had left running.

A deputy spotted the van an hour later in Sedona. Boswell was arrested.

At the same time, fire crews put out small fires in the Village of Oak Creek. Deputies say a resident identified Boswell as staying in a barn near the fires.