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Old Saybrook fire marshal's office being searched by authorities

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Authorities were going through the Old Saybrook fire marshal's car on Friday. (WFSB) Authorities were going through the Old Saybrook fire marshal's car on Friday. (WFSB)
OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

Search warrants are being executed at the fire marshal's office at the town hall in Old Saybrook on Friday morning.

Eyewitness News confirmed this information with officials at the Old Saybrook Fire Department, but want to stress those two agencies are not connected.

The fire marshal for Old Saybrook is Don Dobson. He works part time.

"Right now we're looking for certain documents and information within town hall. The employees are providing some of that information we're going through some of the files," said Old Saybrook Lt. Kevin Roche.

“The search and seizure warrants are a result of a lengthy investigation and we are receiving the utmost cooperation from the employees of both town halls,” Roche said.

Police have not said that Dobson is the target of the investigation but officers seized boxes from his office and a suitcase from his SUV. Investigators say they need to be thorough and don't expect an arrest anytime soon.

“It's going to take a while to analyze whatever data or items we seized today from the town halls and it'll be ongoing until we come to some sort of resolution,” Roche said.

Police say along with documents they may search for certain electronic data. The search warrants are part of an investigation that stretches back several months and may take continue for quite a while.

“All the data and information will be analyzed and discussed with the state's attorney before any of that action takes place,” Roche said.

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