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4 Overnight Fires in Lewiston; 2 Were Arson

4 Overnight Fires in Lewiston; 2 Were Arson

| April 10, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – The fire chief in Maine’s second-largest city says arson was the cause of two of four overnight fires, including one that gutted adjacent apartment buildings and displayed about 20 people. Lewiston firefighters spent the pre-dawn hours battling the fires. No one was hurt. The first fires were reported on Oxford and […]

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Lisbon Arson

Lisbon Arson

| April 7, 2014

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has charged a Lisbon man with setting fire to his house Sunday morning.  Investigators charged 41 year old Michael D. Hersom with arson after the fire heavily damaged his home at 12 Huston Street in Lisbon Falls.  Hersom, who was recently released from jail on an unrelated charge, got into […]

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2nd Man Arrested in Connection with Portland Fires

2nd Man Arrested in Connection with Portland Fires

| April 1, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A second man has been arrested in connection with a series of arson fires that happened last month in Portland. Eighteen-year-old Aaron Hornbeck-Fielder of Portland was arrested Monday. He’s accused of starting a fire in a Dumpster on Sunday, March 23. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer. Police […]

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Arson Charges Dropped

Arson Charges Dropped

| February 18, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against one of the two boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed three apartments last spring in Maine’s second-largest city. The Sun Journal reported Tuesday that the decision to dismiss the charges came after a judge dismissed the boy’s confessions. He and another boy were […]

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Former USM Student Arrested in Connection With Dorm Fire

Former USM Student Arrested in Connection With Dorm Fire

| January 21, 2014

GORHAM, Maine (AP) – The state fire marshal’s office has arrested a former University of Southern Maine student in connection with a dorm fire on the Gorham campus in 2012. Twenty-three-year-old Thomas “TJ” Williams was arrested Monday at his home on Harlow Hill Road in Mexico. He was charged with two counts of arson following […]

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