Police have arrested a St. George man for investigation of about a dozen recent arsons and burglaries, including a $300,000 fire that gutted the South Gate Golf Course clubhouse, detective Dennis Bailey says.

Kurvin A. Gordon, 29, was arrested about 3 a.m. Monday by officers responding to a prowler call, said Bailey. They found Gordon lying on the seat of his car, apparently asleep.

The officers questioned Gordon about the burglary of a mobile home after discovering his clothes were wet. The course's lawn sprinklers were on at the time of the burglary.