Man Tried to Set Fire to State’s Attorney Office: Police

Monday, Mar 24, 2014  |  Updated 9:04 AM EDT
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Man Tried to Set Fire to State’s Attorney Office: Police

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State police have arrested a Stamford man who is suspected of breaking into the State’s Attorney Office at Norwalk Superior Court earlier this month and trying to set a fire.

State police have arrested a Stamford man who is suspected of breaking into the State’s Attorney Office at Norwalk Superior Court earlier this month and trying to set a fire.

At 10:49 p.m. on Monday, March 3, state troopers responded to an alarm at 17 Belden Avenue and saw someone fleeing from the back door of the courthouse, according to a news release from state police.

At the scene, police found evidence of someone trying to set a fire.

Investigators were able to identify Joseph Stephenson, 47, of Stamford, as the suspect and applied for an arrest warrant as well as a DNA warrant.

When Stephenson failed to comply with police instructions, he was also charged with interfering with a search warrant, police said.

He was unable to post the $150,000 bond and remains in custody.

He will be arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday.

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