1 Arrested After 3 ‘Suspicious’ Fires In Hudson Valley, New York
A man wearing fire department gear is accused of setting three "suspicious" fires in the Hudson Valley.
The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department confirmed the arrest of a man following an investigation into three fires.
Man Arrested After 3 Fires In Town Of Poughkeepsie, New York
Police deemed all three fires, which occurred at the 60 Fairview Avenue building complex as "suspicious." Police and firefighters responded to fires at the abandoned building on August 31, Sept. 9 and Sept 21.
Police investigated the fires because they were considered "suspicious," officials say.
On Sept. 21, while responding to the third blaze, members of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department noticed a man wearing fire department gear watching the fire.
Man Accused Of Setting 3 Fires In Dutchess County, New York
That man was later identified as Patrick Curran who police allege was the person of interest in the previous two fires, police say.
"An investigation revealed that Curran intentionally set fire to buildings located at 60 Fairview Avenue on each of the three dates," the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department stated in a press release. "Curran wa confirmed to have no known affiliation with any fire department.
Curran was charged with arson in the third degree, a class C Felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail without bail.
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Anyone with information about the fires is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Detective Division at (845) 485-3666.