New Haven police have arrested a woman accused of setting her ex-boyfriend’s car on fire.
Police say they responded to 348 Howard Avenue around 8:39 p.m. on Saturday after the victim reported seeing his ex-girlfriend in his backyard and his parked car on fire.
A witness at the scene confirmed to police that a woman was hiding in the area before the car started burning. Police say there is a history of domestic violence complaints from the couple, and that the victim had a protective order in place.
The ex-girlfriend, identified as Andrea C. Edwards, 34, was arrested and charged with arson, reckless burning, reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor, vandalism, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and violating a protective order.
The Arson Unit is investigating.