Arrest Made in 2016 Arson Incidents

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC) – New Haven Police have made an arrest involving an arson incident in 2016.

29-year old Anthony Laudano was arrested Wednesday for his role in two arson incidents three years ago.

It started on July 13, 2016 when New Haven Police and Fire Department investigated two incidents of intentionally set fires.

The first incident occurred at Taco Bell at 5:31 p.m. where a trash container in the men’s room was set on fire.  The second incident, nine minutes later, occurred at The Shell Gas Station, 1179 Townsend Avenue, where another trash container in the men’s restroom was set on fire.

Video surveillance revealed Anthony Laudano of North Haven as a primary suspect in the incidents.

On January 29, 2019, North Haven Detectives arrested Laudano for a series of illegal fires he set in the fall of 2018.  Officials say the arrest by North Haven provided critical information to secure arrest warrants for Laudano’s latest arrest.

On Wednesday, July 17th, two warrants were secured for Laudano for the 2016 arsons and he was later arrested.

He is currently being held on a $300,000 bond.

Police say the incident is a positive example of collaboration between neighboring departments and the State’s Attorney’s Office.