Mass. Man Arrested in Connection to Series of Hyannis Fires

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    Matthew Pungitore, 27, faces 4 counts of arson (Published Sunday, Jan 26, 2014)

    (NECN) - Barnstable, Mass. Police have made an arrest in a series of arson fires back in April in Hyannis.

    On Sunday, investigators arrested Matthew Pungitore, 27, whose last-known address is in West Yarmouth.

    Pungitore is charged with four counts of arson for the first in four unoccupied seasonal homes that happened in just a matter of months.

    Police say he told investigators he was homeless and entered two homes and turned on the stoves to stay warm, causing the fires.