Teen Charged in Haddam Brush Fires, Vandalism

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014  |  Updated 11:45 AM EDT
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Teen Charged in Haddam Brush Fires, Vandalism

A 17-year-old has been charged with criminal mischief after setting four brush fires in Haddam, painting graffiti on traffic signs in town and spray-painting windows at the Haddam Fire Station, according to state police.

A 17-year-old has been charged with criminal mischief after setting four brush fires in Haddam, painting graffiti on traffic signs in town and spray-painting windows at the Haddam Fire Station, according to state police.

The teen was identified as a suspect in brushfires that were set in January, March, April and May and confessed to setting them with a lighter, according to state police. No houses or other structures were damaged in the fires, according to police.

He also confessed to spray painting 33 traffic signs in Haddam, as well as the garage bay windows at the fire station on Saybrook Road in Haddam, and several signs at the sports complex on Jail Hill Road.

Police have not released the teen’s name because of his age.

He was charged with five counts of third-degree criminal mischief for the brushfires and first-degree criminal mischief for the vandalism.

He will appear in juvenile court in Middletown on June 18.
 

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