By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 - 2:49 pm
A Hamden man who was declared missing after his mobile home was set ablaze spent four days hiding in the woods, according to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, police and emergency responders found William D. Lawson's home at 866... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2012 - 4:31 pm
Zachary Rogers, a 23-year-old volunteer firefighter from the Pine Hill Fire Department, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with two counts of arson, among other charges. Shandaken police say that evidence suggests that Rogers set two brush fires on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 - 10:01 am
Eugene E. Gundelach, the owner of the Margaretville building on Main Street that burned down on September 17, is no longer being accused of starting the fire, according to the Catskill Mountain News. Gundelach was arrested on September 17 after the blaze... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Sep. 18, 2011 - 10:15 am
After a fire gutted an apartment building on Main Street Margaretville on Saturday, September 17, deputies from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office arrested the man who owns the building -- 58-year-old Eugene E. Gundelach -- on charges of arson. The... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2011 - 5:34 pm
The Sidney Center Methodist Church, which was destroyed in an arson spree in 2009, can't get permission from church officials to rebuild despite having enough money to do so, according to a report in the Daily Star. The article reports that the Upper New... Read more
By Lillian Browne on Thursday, Jun. 9, 2011 - 2:18 pm
In Delhi today, Delaware County Acting Supreme Court Justice John F. Lambert delivered a lengthy prison sentence to East Meredith resident Cody D. Fancher for his 2009 fire-setting spree that destroyed the Sidney Center United Methodist Church. Fancher’s... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 18, 2011 - 6:30 pm
This just in from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office: 53-year-old Louis J. Brigandi of Walton has been charged with setting a barn on fire in Hamden on St. Patrick's Day.  According to the press release, a barn on Rte. 10 in Hamden went up in flames on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 - 10:55 am
In the Daily Star today: Reporter Patricia Breakey pounds the pavement for details on Mike Allen, the 31-year-old Walton man accused of burning down the First Baptist Church on Tuesday morning. Friends and neighbors paint a sad picture of mental illness... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 - 2:34 pm
Above: WBNG footage of the scene at the First Baptist Church in Walton, destroyed by fire early this morning. This just in from the Walton Police Department:   At approximately 3:25am, 911 received a call reporting a fire at the Baptist Church on the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 - 11:52 am
Hate Crime in NYS 2009 Annual Report:   Last week, we reported that a gay artist in the sleepy hamlet of Pine Hill was possibly the victim of a hate crime when his house was torched on Thanksgiving. If it turns out that the arson was attacking... Read more


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