Two juveniles charged in suspicious fire in North Haven

Two juveniles charged in suspicious fire in North Haven

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NORTH HAVEN — Police say two juveniles were arrested Thursday in connection with a suspicious fire on Warner Road last month. 

“The investigation revealed two juveniles from North Haven were responsible for causing the fire,” police said in a Facebook post

Both were arrested by warrant for reckless burning, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and criminal trespass, according to police. Both are scheduled to appear in juvenile court.

The April 5 fire started around 4:30 p.m. and caused heavy damage to an abandoned former distribution and office building at 95 Warner Rd. Warner Road is located off Middletown Avenue (Route 17). 

Last month, Fire Chief Paul Januszewski said investigators found that the fire started in multiple points of the building and evidence was sent to labs to determine if accelerants were present. 

Police had previously released photos of a vehicle that was seen at the 90 block of Warner Road shortly before the fire, asking the public to help identify the owner or operator. Police did not comment on whether there is any connection between the vehicle and the fire.

According to town land records, 95 Warner Rd. is owned by FPJ Investments, LLC. It was formerly owned by Lewis Borrelli and sold in 2013.
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