The State Fire Marshal’s Office has charged a Lincolnville woman with setting a vehicle on fire in Cape Elizabeth over the weekend.

Melanie Vangel (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

Melanie Vangel (Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office)

Melanie Vangel, 20, was arrested and charged with two counts of arson and one count of unauthorized use of property in the incident on Saturday, in which investigators say she stole a van from Rockport, drove to New Hampshire, parked the van next to a garage at 2 Lights Terrace in Cape Elizabeth and set it on fire.

The 2014 Chrysler Town and Country was destroyed and the garage sustained several thousand dollars in damage. Vangel was arrested late Saturday night in Cape Elizabeth.

Investigators say the van was stolen either late Friday night or early Saturday morning from a location in Rockport.

No one was injured in the incident.

Cape Elizabeth and Rockport police departments also were involved in the investigation.


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