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Man gets $900k bond for setting trash can fire at Roosevelt University

A Lincoln Park man who allegedly set a trash can on fire at Roosevelt University last week is being held on a $900,000 bond.

Lavale Miller, 35, was charged with attempted arson with a person present, and misdemeanor trespassing, Chicago Police announced Sunday.

Miller started the fire at the Loop campus about 4:50 p.m. April 1, police said. No one was injured.

On April 2, police issued surveillance photos of a man suspected of the Roosevelt incident, as well as a similar fire at DePaul University on April 2. Both fires happened in bathrooms, the statement said.

The DePaul incident is still under investigation.

Miller, of the 1000 block of West Fullerton, was ordered held on a $900,000 bond Sunday, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He is next scheduled to appear in court Friday.