Police: Man arrested for arson on a local business after an investigation
EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. – An investigation, which took nearly a month, has led to the arrest of one man who is now accused of Arson.
The Rensselaer Police Department Detective Office arrested
Christopher Gaul, 33, for 3rd Degree Arson, 2nd Degree
Criminal Mischief, and Trespassing.
According to authorities, on September 2nd around
12:30 a.m. police responded to a call of a fire at 35 Columbia Street, the
Bella Automotive car lot. Officers say
that when they arrived, a vehicle, parked next to the building, was on fire.
After the investigation, it was determined the fire was
Gaul was arrested on Thursday and has been arraigned on his
charged in Rensselaer City Court. He was
sent to Rensselaer County Jail on $15,000 bail and will be back in court on