The SFPD says they have caught a man they believe is the SoMa firebug responsible for a string of over a dozen fires, some of them in dumpsters and many around construction sites, over the last month. They released photos and surveillance video of him on Tuesday, and made an arrest on Wednesday. The suspect's name is expected to be released today, as the Chron and others are reporting.

As KTVU reports, police say that the man they've arrested is the man who appears in the surveillance footage, which had been taken on June 18 and 19.

In a turnaround from Tuesday's reports, investigators are now saying the suspect could in fact be connected to the burning of that Mercedez-Benz in the garage at One Rincon Hill last Thursday, and they can connect him to at least four of the recent fires.

The first fires date back almost a month, and two were set at or near the Lumina construction project at Folsom and Beale. A couple of the fires were set outside of SoMa, in the Mission. Most have been small and easily contained, but the car fire caused significant damage, and one of the fires at Lumina is estimated to have caused $30,000 in damages.

We'll update you as we learn more.

Update: The SFPD released the suspect's name as Anthony Bejarano of San Francisco, age 47, and say they arrested him on the 200 block of Harrison Street yesterday evening.


Previously: SFPD Releases Photos Of SoMa Arson Suspect
9 Suspicious Fires Strike SoMa and Mission In Past 3 Weeks