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Roxbury Arsons and Suspect Has Been Found

Updated: Mar 1

On Saturday 02/27/21 at approximately 6:05 pm Troopers from Troop A responded to a report of a fire at 27 North Street and 118 West Chalybes Road in Roxbury. The Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosive Investigation Unit was requested by the local fire marshal. It was determined that the fires were set intentionally.


The Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crimes Squad was requested to assist. These fires are suspected to be related to similar incidents in Old Saybrook and Meriden this evening.


There was another report of a fire on 7 Blackville Road in the Town of Washington. The Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosive Investigation Unit was requested by the local fire marshal. It is unknown at this time if this incident is connected to the others.


The suspect has been identified as one Richard White (DOB 2/15/1984). White has been located in Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State Police has White in custody. White has multiple felony charges and awaiting extradition.


The incidents are still being investigated and when we receive more information it will be disseminated appropriately.




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