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Child Care Center Fire May Be Arson; State Police, Fire Marshal Investigating

Fire reported just before 6 p.m. Monday on Old Colchester under investigation.

 

Connecticut State Police and Montville Fire Marshal Raymond Occhialini are investigating the fire at the day care center facility Monday evening as a possible arson.

According to a statement from CSP spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance,  "An accelerant detection canine was utilized during this fire investigation. Detectives from Eastern District Major Crime & Troop E were notified and responded to the scene."

Vance's statement:

On 11/26/12 at about 5:40 p.m. a working structure fire at 1127 Old Colchester Rd. Montville was reported by the residents there. The property is a commercial day care and was unoccupied at the time of incident. Oakdale Fire Department responded and conducted suppression activity.

Following suppression activities by the fire service, a cause and origin investigation was conducted by the Town Fire Marshal with the assistance of Troopers assigned to the State Fire Marshal.

An accelerant detection canine was utilized during this fire investigation. Detectives from Eastern District Major Crime & Troop E were notified and responded to the scene.

There were no reported injuries. The incident is being investigated by the Town Fire Marshal office with the assistance of Troopers from the State Fire Marshal, the State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad, & Troop E. 

Anyone with any knowledge or information regarding this fire is asked to contact the State Police at Troop E (860) 848-6500.  All calls will be kept confidential.

The investigation is continuing.

 

Check back with Patch for updates. 

 

 

shara mulholland November 27, 2012 at 08:41 PM
It seems someone in Montville likes to start fires. Bet there is an arsonist on the loose!
Melissa Martell November 27, 2012 at 08:43 PM
The building has been for sale for months.... doesnt that make you question
James Fujork (FLA) November 27, 2012 at 08:46 PM
business in financial ruin magically torched....is anyone really surprised??
James Fujork (FLA) November 27, 2012 at 08:47 PM
shoulda placed bets on this a long time ago.....woulda been easier than playing Powerball
Keith Faulkner November 27, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Suppression activities??
joey burns November 27, 2012 at 09:42 PM
you think
Bill Dwyer November 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Close the road for hours , while running to get water. Running to get water for a fire again. While town leaders are meeting to hire more personnel..duh
Bill Dwyer November 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Thanks for the patch site.
Wendy Lights November 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Creative Care Daycare, Not so creative. Creative thieves. I hope Wendy gets prosecuted, and goes to jail for trying to beat the system, instead of paying her debt.
Cynthia Moore November 28, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Lets wait until the results are in from the investigation, lets not jump to conclusions....... The family is having a hard time
KAT November 28, 2012 at 01:11 AM
everyone is having hard times but not everyone takes it to the next level.
Ellyn Santiago (Editor) November 28, 2012 at 01:23 AM
We'll have an updated story tomorrow morning with additional details and information as well as a piece about the AWESOME firefighters and other volunteers that worked not one but two fires Monday.
Wendy Lights November 28, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Thankfully no one was hurt!!!!! Would be tragic to think a volunteer firefighter would be injured or worse over money!!!!!
Keith Faulkner November 28, 2012 at 04:46 AM
So true Wendy. People do these things all the time and almost always get caught. You would think they would watch the news. Every time arson is involved a couple weeks later there's an arrest. People are idiots!! That's of course IF it was arson.
AJC November 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Let's wait for the investigation,an arrest and a conviction.
Melissa Martell November 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Wow was in foreclosure as well... Did not know that part, owner owed almost $20,000 in taxes....
DONNA PLUESETA December 06, 2012 at 02:03 PM
DONT YOU PEOPLE HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO THEN MAKE ACCUSATIONS THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT YOU GET YOUR STORIES AND LIKE KIDS IN SCHOOL YOU RUN WITH THE GOSSIP. WHY DONT YOU PEOPLE CONCENTRATE ON YOUR LIVES AND STOP SPECULATING AND HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF IT WAS YOU AND YOU DIDNT DO ANYTHING WRONG JUST BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS DOESNT MEAN YOU POINT THE FINGER WAIT TILL THE INVESTAGATION IS OVER AND THE TRUTH COMES OUT.. CONCENTRATE ON YOUR LIVES AND GROW UP. SO SAD TO SPECULATE IF IT IS TRUE WELL THE LAW WILL STEP IN BUT TILL THEN STOP....
THE MONTVILLE GUY December 09, 2012 at 06:34 PM
DONNA OBIOUSLY YOU DONT NO THIS FAMILY AT ALL .THEY ARE AS TOO FACED AS THEY COME! THERE NICE TO YOUR FACE THEN TALK CRAP ABOUT YOU TO EVERY BODY THAT KNOWS YOU. THEN WHEN YOU CONFRONT THEM THEY DONT NO WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT. I WOULDNT BE SURPRISED IF THEY TRY TO SUE THE TOWN JUST FOR MORE MONEY.THATS THE KIND OF ETHICS THAT HAS EVOLVED IN THE PAST 4 YEARS.

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