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Arrests Made in Connection with Somersville Mill Fire

Three young people, two from Enfield, have been charged.

According to Connecticut State Police, three young people have been arrested in connection with the Somerville Mill fire on June 2.

Wesley Hall, 20, of 14 Longhollow Rd. in Enfield, Christopher Jackson, 21, of 42 Armstrong Rd. in Enfield, and Erin Houle, 23, of 48 Enfield St. in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, MA, all turned themselves in at Troop C in Tolland on Monday.

Each has been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree criminal trespass.

Hall and Jackson were given a Rockville Superior Court date of Oct. 1 after posting a $5,000 cash/surety court set bond. Houle was held on a court set $5,000 cash/surety bond. She was transported to Rockville Superior Court for arraignment. She was released on a promise to appear on Oct 1.

On June 2, at approximately 2:19 a.m., the Somers Fire Department , along with several other surrounding fire departments, responded to a reported structure fire at 40 Maple St. in Somers, formally known as the Somersville Mill. 

Upon arrival, responding firefighters were met with a fast-moving fire that engulfed the former 150,000-square-foot textile mill building built in 1860.  

Troop C Troopers and Somers Resident State Troopers, along with detectives from the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit and detectives from Eastern District Major Crime Squad Troop C responded to conduct the investigation into this fire.

State Police Detectives processed the crime scene, obtained evidence and interviewed several witnesses. After a lengthy criminal investigation, detectives developed three suspects who were trespassing in the mill 15 minutes before the fire was called in to 911.

The three suspects were cooperative and provided information regarding the mill fire. 

tawisn September 19, 2012 at 03:19 AM
you're perfect i forgot, thanks for reminding me
tawisn September 19, 2012 at 03:21 AM
hey Korey this is Tara, sorry for all your trouble, you are really a good guy, I wish you all the best and hope things turn around for you soon, take care!
tawisn September 19, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Jeeze people this isnt the Salem Witch Trials, or is it? Take a pill, it was an abandon building. As for renters bringing in more problems to Somers, way to go off the subject entirely and to bring people down who do rent but have nothing to do with this article. Lady you have got to be at least 55 y/o with a well padded 401k (by your husband no doubt) looking at a Social Security check to collect soon that I'm paying for btw, who the heck do you think you are anyway? Get a clue and come out from under your rock and face the real world...your flower drapery only shields you from so much.
SM September 19, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Lady, you have no idea who I am or how I get my money. I am far younger than 55 years old by the way .I work and pay taxes so I can enjoy living in a town that is not overrun with apartments. Do you have something against people who have worked hard and are eligible for Social Security? It does not matter if the building that was burned down was abandoned or not. Arson is a serious crime and these three need to pay for what they did, bottom line, or do you not believe in personal responsibility?
tawisn September 20, 2012 at 01:17 AM
my my my sylvia please quit while your ahead, the more you reveal about yourself the more we understand how ignorant you are...no arson charges have been brought against them, let them have their day in court.

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