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Posted on: September 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Lawrence Man Arrested for Arson

Joint investigation by the MA State Police Fire Investigation and Explosions Unit, the Lawrence Fire Department Fire Prevention Unit Lawrence Police Detective Unit leads to an individual responsible for starting 4 fires being identified.

September 12, 2018

LAWRENCE

On Tuesday September 11, 2018 following
a joint investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation andExplosions Unit, the Lawrence Fire Department Fire Prevention Unit and the Lawrence
Police Detective Unit leads to an individual responsible for starting 4 fires onNightingale Court being identified.
  William
Larochelle age 51 of Lawrence was arrested and charged with the following:

·        Burning Personal
Property (couch)

·        Burning Motor
Vehicle (2 Counts- Recreational Vehicle)

·        Burning Motor
Vehicle (Volkswagen Jetta)

·        Burning of a
Building (#2 Nightingale Court)

·        Burning of Personal
Property (brush at rear of #2 Nightingale Court)

As part of the investigation MPS TrooperMike Sweet and LPD Detective Harold Rogers conducted several interviews with
witnesses, as well as with Larochelle.
 Additionally, Trooper Sweet, Detective Rogers, Fire-Fighter Pat Ruiz,
Joe Maloney viewed surveillance video from several locations.
  LFD Captain Pat Delaney,  Lieutenant Michael Armano  and MSP Sgt. Bossi of MSP FEIU and deployedhis Accelerant Detection K-9 Maya, as well as Trooper Robert Quigley (MSP CSSS)
were also part of the investigation that led to Larochelle’s arrest.

 

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