Plainville man, accused of starting fire at Tilcon, arrested for not showing up to court

Published on Monday, 8 October 2018 16:35


PLAINVILLE - A local man, accused of starting a car fire on the Tilcon property in August, has been arrested again after not answering to arson and reckless endangerment charges in court.

Edward Pahde, 51, of 126 New Britain Ave., is being held on $10,000 bond after he was charged last week with failure to appear in court during a scheduled hearing on Sept. 19, according to online court records.

Pahde was first arrested Aug. 11 after police and firefighters responded to the Tilcon property at about 8 p.m. on the report of a car fire. Responders found a flaming rag stuffed in the fuel tank filler of a Volkswagen Jetta.

After the fire was extinguished, police used a K9 to track the arsonist suspect. Pahde was found in a nearby wooded area. Police said he was the registered owner of the Jetta.

Police said they found Pahde with a knife and a lighter. A pellet gun was found in the area where he was arrested.

Pahde faces charges of first-degree arson, carrying a dangerous weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace and first-degree failure to appear.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Monday, 8 October 2018 16:35. Updated: Monday, 8 October 2018 16:37.