May 23, 2018
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Standish woman accused of more than a dozen arsons


PORTLAND, Maine — A Standish woman who is a suspect in more than a dozen fires was arrested late Friday on three counts of arson.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office said Carol Field, 65, is suspected of setting fires over the past two years in Cumberland and York counties, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Field was taken to Cumberland County Jail. She is accused of setting a fire at the Raymond Hill Baptist Church in Raymond on July 26, at a vacant house on Central Avenue in Limerick on Sept. 16, and outside Plumber’s Hardware Store in Waterboro in September, according to McCausland.

Investigators say she also is a suspect in 15 other fires during the past two years at vacant buildings and wooded areas in the two counties.

Field became a suspect in early September after a witness saw a car leaving one of the fire scenes and gave investigators a partial license plate number, McCausland said.

Field is likely to make her first court appearance in Cumberland County Superior Court early next week. She is being held on $100,000 bail.

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