Serial Arsonist Arrested in Plainfield

This article was published on: 07/23/20 10:17 PM by Mike Minarsky

On July 23, 2020 at approximately 5:15 P.M. 29 year old Roland Bourque III of Moosup, was arrested by members of the Plainfield Police Department based on multiple criminal arrest warrants.

Bourque was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of Arson in the Second Degree. The charges stem from intentionally set fires in Moosup, one of which occurred on South Main Street on June 22, 2016 and the other on Roy Street on August 17, 2017.

Bourque confessed to setting both fires when he was taken into custody after being caught in the act of intentionally setting a fire at an abandoned residence on Prospect Street in Moosup on May 2, 2020. All three investigations were jointly investigated by the Plainfield Police Department, Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, and the Town of Plainfield Fire Marshal’s Office.

Bourque was held on bonds totaling $300,000 and is scheduled to be arraigned at the State of Connecticut Superior Court in Danielson, Connecticut on July 24, 2020.

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