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Old Saybrook fire marshal agrees to resign, investigation suspended

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Investigators seized evidence from the Old Saybrook fire marshal's office back in May. (WFSB file photo) Investigators seized evidence from the Old Saybrook fire marshal's office back in May. (WFSB file photo)
OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

A criminal investigation into Old Saybrook's fire marshal has been suspended.

According to police, an agreement was reached between Donn Dobson and the Middlesex County State's Attorney's Office in which Dobson voluntarily agreed to resign from positions in both Old Saybrook and Westbrook.

The agreement also calls for restitution.

"This decision comes after multiple conversations with the Middlesex County State’s Attorney Office.  Despite his voluntary resignation, Mr. Dobson maintains no criminal conduct occurred, however, he regrets administrative errors that lead to minor time keeping mistakes," Brian Dumeer, who is the attorney for Dobson, said in a statement on Friday. 

Police said the investigation centered on time sheets submitted to various towns. Dobson was the sole subject of the investigation. The fire department was not involved.

"Mr. Dobson cooperated and complied with the investigation at all times and has reached an agreement with the Middlesex County State’s Attorney Office in order to amicably resolve this matter with the municipalities," Dumeer went on to say. "Mr. Dobson wishes to thank the many professionals he has had the pleasure of working with in his eighteen plus years serving as the Fire Marshal for the Towns of Old Saybrook and Westbrook."    

Back in May, Eyewitness News cameras were rolling when a search warrant was issued at the fire marshal's office in Old Saybrook. Boxes and a suitcase were seized from Dobson's SUV.

No other details were released.

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