An Essex man was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after police say he set fire to a pile of his ex-fiancés belongings in the driveway of his rental residence, a press release said.
Police say they responded to a reported structure fire at a multi-unit condominium complex located at 86 Colchester Rd.
Police say 39-year-old Robert Noble — who lives in Unit 3 of the building — started the fire close to residence’s garage, causing extensive damage to its vinyl siding.
Essex police cited Noble into court for third-degree arson and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, the press release said.
Colchester police then cited Noble for stalking, and the Williston Police Department added a citation for unlawful mischief stemming from investigations conducted on the same day, the press release said.
Police say additional charges may be forthcoming.