Police: Torrington man arrested in connection to arsons targeting emergency medical services

A Torrington man is in custody in connection to a string of arsons and burglaries targeting emergency medical services.

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2021, 12:26 PM

Updated 1,181 days ago

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A Torrington man is in custody in connection to a string of arsons and burglaries targeting emergency medical services.
Police say Richard White, 37, is tied to at least two fires on Saturday, and say he may be responsible for a third in Meriden.
A fire was set at Hunters Ambulance Facility in Old Saybrook with a Molotov cocktail.
Another incident happened at Roxbury Volunnteer Fire Department around 6 p.m.
Officials say White then left town, and was located and arrested in Pennsylvania around 10 p.m.
Old Saybrook Police Chief Michael Spera says in statement: “The individual has targeted those who we count on to save lives. Our officers have worked diligently to quickly stop these violent attacks.”
No injuries have been reported.
There is no word yet on a motive.


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