(WTNH) – Old Cybrook police confirmed to News 8 that an arsonist, who is said to be responsible for several fires in Connecticut, has been preserved.
Old Sabrook police said 37-year-old Richard White of Thorington was arrested in Pennsylvania shortly after 10pm on Saturday. Pennsylvania state police detained him and his car was confiscated, police said.
Old Sabrook Police Chief Michael Spera said White had thrown Molotov cocktails in several places, causing several fires in the state.
“This man is aimed at those we rely on to save lives,” said Chief Spera. “Our officers worked hard all night, receiving search and arrest warrants to quickly stop these violent attacks on public safety and get the suspect arrested.”
The first fire broke out in Old Cybrook in the Hunters ambulance building. Police said White then headed to Meriden to throw another Molotov cocktail into the hunters’ ambulance building there.
Police believe he then went to Roxbury, where state police said he “deliberately set fire” to an ambulance at the local North Street fire station.
White then headed to a home on Chalybes Road and “intentionally set fire” to the home, according to Connecticut State Police.
White’s arrest warrant could be extradited, accusing him of arson and theft. The bond is set at $ 150,000.
It is unclear whether the house fire in Washington, which closed Route 109 on Saturday night, was linked to a series of fires, Troopers said.
The incidents are still being investigated.
This is an evolving story.