La Crosse police arrested a man in connection with a trash fire in a downtown building. According to police reports, Edward C. Foster of La Crosse admitted to police that he had started the fire on December 22nd by lighting a paper bag and putting it in the dumpster. The 43-year old Foster stated he had been looking for things in the dumpster that might have been thrown away by college kid. Foster then added, "I kinda got myself into a little bit of trouble."
Foster then went on to say he had set additional fires back in March in the back stairwell of a home at 609 5th Ave south. Foster told police he didn't know why he started the fires.
At this time, Foster's case is still under review. He is being held at the La Crosse County jail on a $10,000 cash bond.