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Police: Man Caught Year After Setting Dutchess Acquaintance's Car On Fire

Randy Radlein, 29
Randy Radlein, 29 Photo Credit: Hyde Park Police Department

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A man who set an acquaintance's vehicle on fire last August, was arrested last week for the crime, according to the Hyde Park Police Department.

Randy Radlein, 29, of Waterbury, Conn., was charged with felony arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief for the crime that took place on Aug. 16 in the driveway of a home in the Greenbush development, said Lt. Robert J Benson of the Hyde Park Police.

When officers responded, the vehicle fire appeared suspicious and was closely investigated by the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Fire & Arson Investigation K-9 Unit, and The Fairview Fire Department, Benson said.

An investigation followed that led to Radlein. Detectives from Hyde Park Police traveled to Waterbury on Wednesday, and along with help from the City of Waterbury Police Department were able to locate him at a job site in Bridgeport, he added.

The City of Waterbury Police detectives took custody of Radlein as a fugitive from justice on the felony arson warrant. Radlein later waived his right to extradition and was transported to the Town of Hyde Park Police Department on Thursday where he was arrested and processed.

Radlein was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 25.

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