Joint investigation by the MA State Police Fire Investigation and Explosions Unit, the Lawrence Fire Department Fire Prevention Unit Lawrence Police Detective Unit leads to an individual responsible for starting 4 fires being identified.
OnTuesday September 11, 2018 following a joint investigation by the Massachusetts
State Police Fire Investigation and Explosions Unit, the Lawrence FireDepartment Fire Prevention Unit and the Lawrence Police Detective Unit leads to
an individual responsible for starting 4 fires on Nightingale Court beingidentified. William Larochelle age 51 of
Lawrence was arrested and charged with the following:
BurningPersonal Property (couch)
Motor Vehicle (2 Counts- Recreational Vehicle)
BurningMotor Vehicle (Volkswagen Jetta)
of a Building (#2 Nightingale Court)
Burningof Personal Property (brush at rear of #2 Nightingale Court)
part of the investigation MPS Trooper Mike Sweet and LPD Detective HaroldRogers conducted several interviews with witnesses, as well as with
Larochelle. Additionally, Trooper Sweet,Detective Rogers, Fire-Fighter Pat Ruiz, Joe Maloney viewed surveillance video
from several locations. LFD Captain PatDelaney, Lieutenant Michael Armano and MSP Sgt. Bossi of MSP FEIU and deployed
his Accelerant Detection K-9 Maya, as well as Trooper Robert Quigley (MSP CSSS)were also part of the investigation that led to Larochelle’s arrest.