The owner of the Newtown liquor store allegedly robbed, set on fire and found with anti-Semitic graffiti has been arrested. Newtown Police charged 39-year old Scott Young Thursday for the January 21st incident at Rooster Wine and Liquor Store.
Young was charged with arson, insurance fraud, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer, and three counts of providing a false statement.
Newtown Police said in a statement the fact that Young used racial epithets and symbolism to cover up a crime was extremely disturbing to not only the community, but all of the agencies involved. Police continued by saying that such an incident unnerves the community and they are thankful they could bring the incident to a successful resolution to put everyone’s concern at ease.
Newtown Police Chief James Viadero commended the officers and agencies involved for a thorough and quick conclusion to such a disturbing crime. State Police, including the Fire and Explosion Investigations Unit, and the Newtown Fire Marshal’s Office assisted in the investigation.