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Stamford Man, 71, Charged With Setting Fire At Charles Street Home

Stamford police accused 71-year-old Ralph Vitti of setting fire to the front steps of a city home.
Stamford police accused 71-year-old Ralph Vitti of setting fire to the front steps of a city home. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man is facing criminal mischief and arson charges after allegedly setting fire to the front stoop of a city home, police told the Stamford Advocate.

Ralph Vitti, 71, of Lewelyn Road, is alleged to have started the fire at a Charles Street home on Nov. 6, according to the Advocate.

Police identified Vitti as the suspect after viewing surveillance video taken from a neighbor, according to the Advocate.

Vitti, who was arrested Feb. 23, was charged with third-degree arson and second-degree criminal mischief. According to the Advocate, he was released after posting $35,000 bond and is to return to court on Thursday.

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