At 10:42 PM April 28, Vermont State Police responded to 968 Ellsworth Road in Fletcher for a report of a car fire, according to police reports. Upon arrival troopers met with the Fairfax Fire Department and observed a vehicle in the driveway that had sustained fire damage from what appeared to be a plastic bottle containing gasoline that had been poured on the windshield and hood before being ignited.
A passerby had alerted the homeowner of the fire and it was quickly extinguished. The vehicle sustained significant damage to the exterior.
The investigation led to an ex-boyfriend of the vehicle owner. Wayne Butchino, Age 23 of Fairfax, was arrested and charged with Third Degree Arson. Butchino was lodged at the Northwest Correction Center.
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