WATCH LIVE: President Trump Impeachment Hearings

Dixon man admits to setting stolen vehicle on fire

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DIXON, Illinois — A Dixon man was arrested after admitting he stole a vehicle and then set it on fire.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, Dixon Police responded to the Custer Avenue boat docks for a report of a vehicle on fire. Officers found a Chevrolet Monte Carlo fully engulfed in flames.

Once the fire was extinguished, officers noticed the gas cap to the vehicle was open with a rag sticking out of it.

Police arrested Andrew Ford, a 23-year-old from Dixon. Investigators said Ford admitted to taking the vehicle from its owner without permission. He was then involved in a minor accident while driving the vehicle, and set it on fire to try and conceal any evidence he had taken it.

Ford was charged with arson, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, and criminal damage to property.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.