DRACUT — Chief Peter Bartlett is releasing video surveillance footage today of a suspicious fire that destroyed two police cruisers late Wednesday night, Sept. 15.
The incident remains under active investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
The cruisers that were damaged are not frontline cruisers and Chief Bartlett would like to assure residents that the department’s level of service will not be impacted by the loss of the cruisers.
At approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 15, Dracut Police officers were responding to multiple emergency calls simultaneously, when a shift supervisor received a call about a fire in the back parking lot of the police station.
Officers located one marked cruiser that was fully engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished by the Dracut Fire Department. Two cruisers were destroyed as a result of the fire.
A woman, who is a person of interest, was located by officers in the vestibule of the station after the fire had been put out and was subsequently transported by ambulance to a local hospitalto undergo an evaluation.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
This incident remains under active investigation by the Dracut Police Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office.