Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police Arrest Man for Truck Fire at Local Church
BURLINGTON — Police Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department arrested a man last night who is allegedly responsible for the truck fire that occurred at a Catholic church earlier this week.
RYAN JOHNSON, AGE 19, OF BURLINGTON is charged with:
- Arson of a Motor Vehicle
- Malicious Destruction of Property Over $ 250
At approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, Burlington Police received a report of a truck fire in a parking lot adjacent to a building on the property of St. Margaret Parish, 111 Winn St. Burlington Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene and firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.
On Friday, April 1, at 8:30 p.m., Burlington Police detectives executed a search warrant at a Burlington residence with the assistance of a Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit.
As a result, JOHNSON was arrested and transported to Burlington Police Department. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning at Woburn District Court.