Date/Time: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:43PM
Location: 801 North State Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office and Dover Police Department have made an arrest in connection with a fire at a vacant residence that occurred on October 20th. The fire occurred at 801 North State Street and caused an estimated $120,000 in damage to the vacant home. Steven Moran (22), was at the scene on the night of the fire and provided officials with a false identity. It was later found that Moran, along with other homeless persons, had been staying at the residence unlawfully. Moran has been incarcerated at JTVCC in Smyrna since October 21st on unrelated charges, and was charged on December 28th for the arson. Any media inquires should be directed toward the City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office at (302) 736-4457.