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Worcester Man Arrested for Arson

Sunday, June 24, 2018

 

A Worcester man was arrested after starting a fire in the back of the Gulf gas station on Madison street on Wednesday night.

Anthony Brodeur, 38, was charged with arson.

The Incident

On Wednesday, June 20, at approximately 9:33 p.m., police officers working the first Summer Impact detail for the season were on patrol when they reported a fire in the rear of the Gulf gas station, located at 185 Madison Street.

Officers discovered a working fire in a storage container in the rear of the parking lot.

Members of the Worcester Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire.

Witnesses said that a man was seen bent down next to the container and shortly after that it was on fire. The witness stated that there was no one else in or around the area.

Officers at the scene received a physical description of the male and the clothing he was wearing.

One of the officers at the scene is familiar with a male that matched the description. The officer believed that the suspect may be Brodeur of 44 Lafayette Street.

Brodeur’s information was broadcasted via radio to surrounding route officers.

A short time later officer’s came upon Brodeur near 18 Vernon Street. An eyewitness was at the scene and stated that Brodeur was the man that started the fire.

 

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