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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Arrest Made In Arson Case

A Norfolk County Grand Jury has issued four indictments against Alan F. Kaplan, of Brookline, relating to the alleged July 2013 arson of a property that he was involved in developing on Spooner Road in Brookline.
Kaplan was indicted September 21, 2015 for Arson of a Dwelling, Arson of a Building, Accessory before the fact of Arson and Arson with Intent to Defraud Insurance. An indictment warrant was obtained from the Norfolk District Court and Brookline Police detectives placed him under arrest Monday afternoon.
Kaplan was arraigned Tuesday in Norfolk Superior court. He was released on bail his next scheduled court date is December 17th.
District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey stated after the arrest. “I have to complement the Brookline Police Department for their work and partnership on this case. They kept on working this investigation and developing evidence.”

Brookline Police Superintendent Mark Morgan commented Tuesday, “This arson incident was very frightening and upsetting to the residents of Spooner RD and vicinity, this criminal act jeopardized the safety of the public along with Firefighters and Police Officers. The Brookline Police Department was determined to put our full investigative efforts into arresting any and all individuals involved in this crime. Our investigators in concert with prosecutors of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office maintained diligent efforts over the past two years, following up all avenues of investigation leading to the recent  indictment and arrest  of Alan Kaplan along with the previous indictment of Steven McCann.”      

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