NPD Arrest Suspect On Arson Charges
Published: March 31st, 2023

NORWICH — The Norwich Police Department (NPD) concluded an investigation into an arson complaint that took place at 33 North Broad Street in the City of Norwich.

Officers arrested Rhonda Lynn Lewis, 43, of Norwich, for second degree arson, fourth degree criminal mischief, second degree reckless endangerment, and disorderly conduct.

On March 27 at approximately 3:55 a.m., the Norwich Fire Department, as well as the Norwich Police Department, responded to 33 North Broad Street for an individual who was attempting to set fire to the building.

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During the course of the investigation, the Norwich Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire and secure the building. The Norwich City Police Department then worked closely with the Chenango County Arson Task Force, evidence was collected, and an arrest made of Rhonda Lewis.

“This is a building that houses just under 20 people, and we are lucky that the fire department and the Norwich Police Officers were able to respond quickly, and save lives,” reports Chief Reuben Roach.

Lewis was arraigned at CAB Court and held on no bail, pending further court appearances.

-Information provided by the NPD