A man told Sparta police he started a dumpster fire at a Dairy Queen because he wanted to go back to prison.

Police responded to a dumpster fire at about 2:30 a.m. on August 8. Paul E. Nahkala, 48, told Sparta police he started the fire.

Dispatch told Sparta police that Nahkala was on probation for arson and a probation hold was placed. Sparta police arrested Nahkala for arson, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, and a probation violation.