Man Tried to Burn Down Family Home to Stop Sale: Cops

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014  |  Updated 1:52 PM EDT
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Man Tried to Burn Down Family Home to Stop Sale: Cops

Stratford Police

Jason Raveis is accused of threatening to burn down family home to stop the sale.

Stratford police have arrested a Stamford man who is accused of trying to burn down his family's home to keep them from selling it.

Police arrested Jason Raveis, 38, of Selleck Street in Stamford, on Tuesday.

On Aug. 8, 2012, Raveis' sister called police to report that her brother called her and threatened to burn down their home on Unity Drive, according to police.

She told authorities that James had become upset when they put the house on the market and threatened to burn it down before it could be sold.

When police arrived at the house, they could smell gasoline and it appeared that Raveis had fled as officers arrived, police said.

The gasoline had been poured around the house and inside the kitchen and the garage, according to police.

Raveis was charged with attempted first-degree arson, threatening, breach of peace and reckless endangerment in the first degree.

He was released after posting a $50,000 bond. He is due in court on March 18, according to the court docket.

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