Former fire Captain arrested for arson

Shelton Police arrested a past fire Captain for his alleged involvement in a fire that occurred outside of the Echo Hose Fire Co. on Feb. 3 of this year.

Gregory Bomba

On Monday, March 5, Gregory Bomba, 45, of Newtown turned himself into Shelton Police on an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Bomba was charged with second degree arson, second degree reckless endangerment, and second degree criminal mischief as well as conspiracy charges in relation to each count.

Bomba was held on a $250,000 bond and arraigned in Derby Superior Court on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

The arrest stems from a fire that occurred at Echo Hose Company #1, located at 379 Coram Ave, in the rear parking lot on Feb. 3 during a past captains dinner.

According to a statement from Detective Richard Bango of the Shelton Police, the investigation revealed that the fire was intentionally started in the rear of a pickup truck which was parked abutting the firehouse. Detectives investigated the incident by identifying individuals involved, interviewing several members of the Shelton Fire Department, as well as individuals that were present at the past captain’s dinner that
evening.

William Tortora

Bomba’s arrest was the second made during this case’s investigation as the Shelton Police arrested William Tortora, 57, for his involvement with the fire on March 2.

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