Suspected Rockland apartment arsonist to remain in jail

Posted April 23, 2012, at 4:17 p.m.
Last modified April 23, 2012, at 5:42 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 35-year-old South Thomaston woman charged with setting fire last year to a four-unit apartment building in Rockland will remain in jail without bail.

Christie Look made a less than five-minute appearance Monday in Knox County Superior Court.

Look’s attorney, William Pagnano, said the defense admits there was probable cause for the district attorney’s office to file a motion to revoke Look’s bail, but a hearing on the revocation of bail will be continued to an unspecified date.

Look was arrested April 12 by a Knox County sheriff’s deputy, who conducted a bail check on her after spotting her driving on Route 73 and turning onto Old Tote Road in South Thomaston. The police report filed by the deputy said Look failed a field sobriety test, and later a test at the jail found her blood alcohol level at 0.19, more than twice the legal limit to drive of 0.08. She was charged with operating under the influence and violating a condition of release.

Look had been arrested Feb. 7 and charged with arson for the fire that occurred Dec. 1, 2011, at a four-unit apartment building at 25 Talbot Ave. in Rockland.

The fire heavily damaged the apartment that Look and her boyfriend lived in and caused smoke damage to the other apartments. There were no injuries, but damage estimates totaled more than $50,000.