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Building Operator Billed with Arson in Great Barrington Hearth / iBerkshires.com

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Great Barrington Fire fights a blaze at the vacant Great Points reward shop on July 7.

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Good BARRINGTON, Mass. — Excellent Barrington Police and Point out Police arrested Harry Sano, 85, Wednesday evening for arson of a dwelling household, presenting a untrue insurance policies assert, and burning a developing to defraud an insurance provider in link with the Stockbridge Road hearth.

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“However the developing was vacant, the act of environment fireplace to any framework poses a lifetime and safety hazard to civilians and firefighters alike,” said Fantastic Barrington Police Chief Paul Storti. “I might like to thank the investigative crew for doing the job so difficult to identify the facts and instances bordering what we allege was a deliberately-established hearth.”

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“Good Barrington firefighters battled heavy smoke coming from every single region of the construction and flames in the basement, initially ground, and second floor,” stated Fireplace Main Charles Burger. “With mutual assist organizations from Sheffield and Monterey, they did an superb job of protecting against the fire from spreading to other nearby structures and reducing destruction to the making by itself.”

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The arrest arrived as section of a joint investigation by the Fantastic Barrington Law enforcement Section, Wonderful Barrington Fire Office, and members of the Point out Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Device assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s business. 

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Sano was taken into custody Wednesday night time in the study course of the investigation. He was booked at the Terrific Barrington Law enforcement Office and launched by the bail commissioner pending arraignment in Southern Berkshire District Court on Monday, July 26.

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“Arson is an very major offense, and we look into it as such,” explained Point out Fireplace Marshal Ostroskey. “Fire does not do what it really is advised – it can burn up a lot quicker and distribute even more than expected, claiming life and assets without the need of warning. We urge any individual with info on an arson hearth to share it with investigators or call the Arson Look at Reward Method at 1-800-682-9229.”

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The Arson Observe Reward System offers benefits of up to $5,000 for data that helps to clear up arson crimes.  It is sponsored by the house and casualty insurance policy underwriting firms of Massachusetts.

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Tags: arson,   structure fireplace,