Police arrest 2nd man in Topsham arson

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BRUNSWICK — A second arrest has been made in connection with the Aug. 17 fire that destroyed a vacant apartment house at the former U.S. Navy Annex in Topsham, according to the Maine State Police.

Zechariah Menchaca, 18, of Topsham, was arrested Monday afternoon, Aug. 30, and charged with arson, according to a press release from the state police. He was transported to the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset, where he was being held for $100,000 bail pending a court appearance.

The fire was in a four-unit abandoned apartment building on the Brunswick Naval Air Station annex in Topsham. No one was hurt.

Another man, 21-year-old Robi Saputra, was arrested Aug. 18 and was also charged with arson.

Menchaca lives at Merrymeeting Condos in Topsham, which is also the home of Saputra, according to police.

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