Bangor woman charged with arson in police station

Posted April 04, 2010, at 10:44 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Police say a 46-year-old woman remains in jail on a charge of felony arson for allegedly setting a fire inside the Lewiston police station in hopes of getting arrested so she could be closer to her boyfriend.

Patricia Ann Cox of Bangor was being held on $2,500 cash bail Sunday for allegedly setting fire to a poster Friday morning.

Police told the Sun Journal that Cox wanted to be arrested to be closer to her 58-year-old boyfriend, who had been arrested the previous night on drunken-driving and habitual motor vehicle offender charges. Police say the fire burned the poster and singed the wall, but nobody was hurt.