USA — A pair of Derby volunteer firefighters remained free on bail Monday after being arraigned in Superior Court on arson charges in connection with separate fires between January and March that investigators say were intentionally set.
As a condition of their release, Judge Karen Nash Sequino ordered Ansonia residents Cameron Cirisoli, 20, of Meadow Street, and Edward Jones, 20, of Westfield Avenue, not to contact each other while their cases are pending.
Cirisoli will return to court next Monday when he has a new attorney. Jones is expected to return to court on Oct. 21. Both men posted $10,000 bond over the weekend and were released from custody.
Sequino also ordered them not to volunteer at any fire department and not to possess any flammable materials.
Derby and Ansonia police have charged both men with setting fires earlier in the year, including a March 2 house fire at Frank Gates Lane in Derby and a Dumpster fire on Feb. 10 at the Derby Little League field. The two are also implicated is six other Dumpster and brush fires that took place in January.
Jones is charged with third-degree arson, three counts of reckless burning, 15 counts of third-degree criminal mischief and one count of conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief.
Cirisoli faces third-degree arson, two counts of reckless burning, 13 counts of third-degree criminal mischief and one count of conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief.
Both men declined to comment after leaving court on Monday.
A 17-year-old charged with two counts of third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy appeared Monday in juvenile court. Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Gaetano declined to elaborate on the proceedings.
All three volunteers turned themselves in to Derby and Ansonia police last Friday.
Last week, Derby Fire Chief Charles Sampson said Jones and Cirisoli were relieved of their duties, pending a disciplinary hearing.