CAPE CORAL-- On Sunday, December 26, 2010, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Cape Coral Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 3702 SW 3rd Avenue. At the time of their arrival, the home was completely engulfed in flames. Fire Investigators later deemed that this fire was intentionally set. This home was not occupied and has been vacant for some time.
On December 30, 2010, Cape Coral Police Detectives Daniel Iten and Todd Kerns assumed the investigation and developed several leads. During the course of the investigation, Michael James Plazewski was identified as a possible suspect. Based on their investigation, probable cause was established for Plazewski's arrest for arson. Plazewski resides at 226 SW 37th Street which is less than a block away from the arson. Members of the Cape Coral Police Departments Street Crimes Unit then met with Plazewski at his residence and took him into custody without incident. During an interview at the Cape Coral Police Department, Plazewski stated that he did, in fact, intentionally set the home on fire because he believed it to be an "eye sore".
Plazewski has been transported to the Lee County Jail.