POLICE BEAT

65-year-old Standish woman facing more arson charges

Posted Jan. 06, 2012, at 11:40 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 06, 2012, at 12:17 p.m.
Carol Field
Carol Field

ALFRED, Maine — A Standish grandmother already facing charges of setting a string of fires in Cumberland and York counties has been indicted on even more arson charges.

A York County grand jury has indicted 65-year-old Carol Field on five more counts of arson.

WMTW-TV reports that the state Fire Marshal’s Office says Field could be responsible for as many as 18 fires.

Most occurred in vacant buildings or wooded areas, but a July fire at the Raymond Hill Baptist Church caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

There have been no injuries.

Field became a suspect in September after a witness saw a car leaving a fire scene and gave investigators a partial license plate number and vehicle description.

Her lawyer says she has no history of violence.

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