Published Date Written by Staff ReportGorham Police reported the arrest of a suspect in an arson fire that damaged a facility of Granite Bay Care Inc., a human service agency providing intensive clinical, nursing, residential, and community based services to adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.
On Friday, Aug. 17, around 8:25 p.m., the Gorham Police Department responded with the fire department to 7 Green St., Granite Bay Care Inc., for a reported structure fire, police said. The Gorham Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office investigated the fire and determined it was a set fire which caused significant damage to the residence.
The suspect, 30-year-old Jeremy Crouse, was identified in the early stages of the investigation and ultimately was arrested and charged with arson, police said. Crouse was transported to the Cumberland County Jail where he was admitted without incident.
Evidence at the scene and witnesses of the fire confirmed that Crouse acted alone, police said, noting they are not seeking additional suspects. Police do not believe this fire is connected to any of the arson fires which occurred in Gorham in March and April of this year.
Anyone with pertinent information is asked to call the Gorham Police Detective Unit at 222-1660.