Portland Man Arrested for Arson at 73 Pembroke Street

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On Sunday, October 30, 2022, just after 5:00 pm., the Portland Fire Department was dispatached to 73 Pembroke Street, Apt. # 4, for the report of a fire.  The five was extinguished and was determined to have been a set fire.

Portland Police had been at this residence just after 4:00 pm for a reported Domestic Violence Assault.  Officers filed an incident report and were looking for the sspecdt who was identified as Marcus Trusty, 46, of Portland.  Trusty had fled prior to their arrival.  Had he been located, he would have been arrested for the assault.

Investigators believed that he returned to the apartment and started the fire after officers left the scene.

Trusty was taken into custody just after 9:30 am in Yarmouth by Portland Detectives who were assisted by the Yarmouth Police Department.  Trusty is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

Anyone with information that might assist police in this case, are asked to call (207) 874-8575.