STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
|Dr. Dora B. Schriro|
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Division of State Police
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
** UPDATE **
SECOND ARREST IN PROSPECT ARSON
State Police Detectives Make Arrest in Prospect Arson
(MIDDLETOWN, CT - JULY 7, 2016) - On September 15, 2015 at approximately 5:00 a.m., Troop I - Bethany responded to 14 Waterbury Rd. for a commercial structure fire.
Prospect, Bethany and Waterbury Fire Departments responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Damaged in the fire were two businesses, Golden Wok Chinese Restaurant and Masonry Inc. and Chimney.
The Prospect Fire Marshal's Office requested the assistance of detectives from the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU). Detectives from FEIU and Central District Major Crime (CDMC) responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation.
Through the course of the investigation detectives determined the fire was intentionally set. After an extensive investigation and a combined effort between State Police FEIU, CDMC and Naugatuck Police Department, detectives identified a suspect. Detecives applied for, and were granted, an arrest warrant by the superior court for suspect Matthew Garguilo.
As detectives conducted this investigation information regarding a second incident at a Naugatuck residence was brought to their attention. A criminal mischief incident was reported that was determined to be linked to the Prospect arson. Detectives applied for and were granted a second arrest warrant for Garguilo.
On July 7, 2016 CDMC detectives served the two active arrest warrants on Matthew Garguilo, who is currently incarcerated at with the CT Department of Corrections on an unrelated matter.
There are two pending arrests for another person who is currently incarcerated in New Jersey.
Matthew Garguilo (dob 4/25/88)
285 Shaker Rd.
Conspiracy to Commit Arson 2nd
Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 3rd
Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Burglar's Tools
Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief 1st (2 counts)
Waterbury Superior Court
July 7, 2016
** UPDATE **(MIDDLETOWN, CT - JULY 12, 2016) - On July 12, 2016, the Central District Major Crime Squad arrested Willow Martin (DOB: 02-08-97) of 208 Millville Ave, Naugatuck. Martin was incarcerated in Bergen City Jail in New Jersey on unrelated charges.
Martin waived extradition, was arrested by CDMCS Investigators regarding two (2) arrest warrants, was transported to Troop I (Bethany) and was processed without incident.
Willow Martin (D.O.B. 02/08/1997)
208 Millville Ave
Town of Prospect ARSON FIRE ARREST WARRANT CHARGES:
Arson in the Second Degree
Conspiracy to Commit Arson in the Second Degree
Burglary in the Third Degree
Conspiracy to Commit Burglary in the Third Degree
Possession of Burglar’s Tools
Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Burglar’s Tools
Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
The second arrest warrant was related to criminal mischief complaint regarding a linked case, which occurred at a Naugatuck residence concurrently with the arson and was connected with the arson investigation.
Bureau of Naugatuck CRIMINAL MISCHIEF ARREST WARRANT CHARGE:
Criminal Attempt to Commit Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
Conspiracy of Criminal Attempt to Commit Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
Martin is being held on a total of $110,000 (Court-Set) Bonds and will be arraigned regarding both arrest warrants on Wednesday (07-13-16) at Waterbury Superior Court/GA 4.