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.