ALERT CENTER: Man accused of attempted arson in Baldwin

According to detectives, officers responded to a disturbance at a residence located on Grand Avenue.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2022, 10:51 AM

Updated 681 days ago

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Police have arrested a Baldwin man accused of attempted arson.
According to detectives, officers responded to a disturbance at a residence located on Grand Avenue.
Police say Colin Eith, 33, was involved in an altercation with his roommate and set paper on fire in the kitchen before leaving the scene.
The defendant’s roommate, a 40-year-old male victim, called 911 and officers responded along with the local fire department. 
Upon their arrival, the fire had already been extinguished and Eith returned to the residence, locking himself in a bedroom.
The Emergency Services Unit responded to the scene and were able to place Eith into custody without incident.
Officials say Eith, while acting in a manner that was harmful to himself and others, was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
During the investigation, it was determined that the male victim has an active protective order against the defendant.
Eith is charged with attempted arson and criminal contempt.
Police say Eith has two open warrants for burglary and assault.
Pictured: Colin Eith; Credit: Police


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