Burlington police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a weekend fire that destroyed a historic church. Twenty-eight-year-old Kevin Ravelin of Burlington is charged with burglary and arson in three different places.
After firefighters put out the fire that gutted the 118-year-old First Methodist church in Burlington, a search of the neighborhood turned up another church where investigators discovered someone had broken in, and had set a small fire that went out.
As they kept looking, clues led them to a man who’d already been arrested later the same night, around 4 AM Sunday at a Hardees restaurant. In addition to that burglary charge he’s now charged with arson in the break-in at the Presbyterian church, and — for now — one count of burglary at the church that burned down.