Sean O’Meara, 27, of Halifax was placed under arrest by Halifax police and charged in the arson of his mother’s home.
The house fire was allegedly intentionally set on the morning of June 13 at 30 Oak Place, leaving a charred frame behind.
O’Meara was arrested July 20 and charged with arson, said Halifax Fire Chief Jason Viveiros.
There are details of the investigation that are not being released as of yet, however further charges are expected, according to Viveiros.
O’Meara was charged with arson in Plymouth District Court and bail was set at $3,000 cash. His probable cause hearing is set for August 15.
Viveiros thanked Assistant District Attorney Alex Zane, Halifax Fire Department, Halifax Police and Sgt. Sterling, and the Massachusetts State Police Arson Investigation unit for assisting with the investigation and arrest.
Halifax fire and police also responded to numerous calls for suspicious devices in the area of McClellan Drive and Brandeis Circle on Monday.
“Commercial grade fireworks were located in some mailboxes that had not been detonated,” said Viveiros.
In four calls the fire department removed the devices and submerged the undetonated fireworks rendering them safe.
There were calls to 911 regional dispatch that explosions were heard with the destruction of mailboxes.
The incidents were turned over to Halifax police who also responded. The devices used to blow up the mailboxes were commercial fireworks, confirmed Sgt. Patrick Sterling, communications officer for the Halifax Police Department.
As of now, Sterling said, there have been no arrests.