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Colleen Carr, 50, is charged with conspiracy to commit arson and witness tampering. (Courtesy)

Owner accused of attempting to burn down Milford oval building


MILFORD - Investigators thwarted an elaborate plan to burn down a building on the Milford Oval, and the owner of that building has been arrested, police said.

According to a statement by Milford Police, on Tuesday they learned Colleen Carr, owner of the building at 139 Union Square, had an alleged plan to burn the building to collect the insurance money.

The building is home to two businesses including the Tasty Tobacco Shop and PC Carr Realty, along with two apartments.

Carr, 50, was arrested on Thursday and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit arson, a class A felony, and one count of witness tampering, a class B felony.

She is being held on $75,000 cash bail at Valley Street jail in Manchester and will be arraigned at the 9th Circuit Court, Milford District Division, on Friday at 11 a.m.

Milford detectives are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information about the incident to call (603) 249-0630.

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