An adult male entered the building and sprayed some type of liquid on to some furniture. He then attempted to ignite it. He was detained by a security officer and placed under arrest by responding Boston Police.... Read more
A Revere man faces arson and attempted-murder charges after his house caught fire while his wife was inside last night.
Dale Peretti, 40, had bail set at $25,000 at his arraignment today, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Prosecutors charge Peretti doused the first floor of the house with gasoline, then lit a match in the dining room - outside the bathroom his... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a man they say set his ex-girlfriend's house on fire early this morning - and then stuck around to watch the flames.
Troy Poindexter, 35, of Mattapan, faces arraignment in Dorchester District Court on Monday on charges of arson and breaking and entering.
According to police, the woman, who has a daughter by Poindexter, came home around 1:40 a.m. to... Read more
A 49-year-old resident of the Fidelis Way project will be arraigned tomorrow on charges she tried to kill her daughter and the daughter's companion by setting them on fire early this morning, the Boston Fire Department and Boston Police report.
A Mattapan 14-year-old was arraigned yesterday on an arson charge in Dorchester District Court for allegedly setting the front door of the Chez Vouz roller rink on Rhodes Street on fire Saturday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The teen, not named because of her age, allegedly shoved burning papers into the front door, after she was turned away around 10 p.m. the... Read more
Boston Police report charging teens from West Roxbury and Roslindale with burning down the long vacant McDonald's on the southbound VFW Parkway last night.
Police say they followed footprints in the snow from the flaming old hamburger stand to the nearby Charles River - from where they could observe fresh footprints on the Dedham side of the river (the same investigative technique they used... Read more
However, arson investigators were summoned to the scene after police reported a witness spotted somebody apparently throwing something into the two-family home just before the fire broke out.... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports arson investigators arrested a 16-year-old male student at the exam school around 5 p.m. in connection with three fires over the past three days.
For the third day in a row, somebody set a trash barrel on fire at Boston Latin School, this time around 1:30 p.m. in a third-floor restroom. Teachers used an extinguisher to put out the fire, the Boston Fire Department reports. The school was evacuated for about 20 minutes.
Fire and police arson investigators got to the fire scene quickly - they were already on... Read more
UPDATE: Arrest made.
For the second day in a row, Boston firefighters had to respond to the exam school on Avenue Louis Pasteur for what school officials are telling parents was a deliberately set fire.
Yesterday's fire, at lunchtime, was in a trash barrel in a second-floor girl's bathroom. Today's fire was also in a trash barrel, in the basement.
Syretta Copeland, 31, was arraigned on charges of attempted murder, arson and causing injury to a firefighter for a Sept. 10 fire at 130 Devon St. that sent one resident and a firefighter to the hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Roxbury District Court Judge Ernest Sarason set bail... Read more
An East Boston woman living with her ex-boyfriend was arraigned yesterday on charges she set his Coleridge Street apartment on fire, causing $300,000 in damage, displacing three people and sending four firefighters to the hospital.
Judge Roberto Ronquillo, Jr., set Tina Farulla's bail at $5,000, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which had requested bail of $50,000, and which provided this account:... Read more