Suspected arsonist arrested for a series of fires in Fishkill

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FISHKILL – State Police have arrested a suspect in the alleged arson at the Village of Merrit Park Townhouses on April 18, 2021.  Seven back porches were intentionally set ablaze that night, according to investigators.

On Tuesday, September 23, 2021, the New York State Police arrested 36-year-old Inez Feliciano, a Bronx resident, for setting fire to the townhouses.

After an extensive investigation with assistance from the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Fishkill Police Department, Village of Fishkill Police, and the Fishkill Fire Department, Feliciano was arrested on four felony counts of Arson and four felony counts of Criminal Mischief.

Feliciano was arraigned in the Village of Fishkill Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $250,000 cash bail, $500,000 partially secure bond, or $1,000,000 bond.  A preliminary hearing for this case has been scheduled for September 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.