Ian M. Earle, 32, Brattleboro, VT
On June 26, 2023 at approximately 3:49 AM Brattleboro Central Dispatch received a call from Ian Earle stating that if he did not receive a police response to his location soon to report a missing animal, he would start a fire. Police were actively engaged with another emergency call at that time, and unable to immediately respond for the missing animal. A short time later Brattleboro Fire received a report of a fire on Main Street. Earle was identified as the person who started the fire and he was arrested. There were no injuries and thanks to a quick response by Brattleboro Fire, no damage as a result of the fire. Earle was later released on a citation to appear at Windham Superior Court on 7/25/2023 to answer to the charges of Setting Fires and False Alarms or Reports.
Anyone arrested or cited by the Brattleboro police department is presumed innocent until convicted of a crime in court.