For Immediate Release - May 09, 2014

Arrest for Two Lowell Arsons

Lowell Police arrested Andres Ortiz-Arroyo, 24, for setting two fires in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 7. The fires occurred at 604 Central Street, that housed three businesses, and 49 Wamesit Street, a 2-family home, in Lowell. The building at 598 Central Street was also damaged. Ortiz-Arroyo will be arraigned this morning in Lowell District Court on charges of arson and domestic violence.

The fires were investigated by the Lowell Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Both fires started on the exterior and determined to be intentionally set.