17 August 2020
 
 

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Acting Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
 



PRESS RELEASE
 
On August 9, 2020 at approximately 10:38 a.m., New York State Police at Whitney Point arrested Alexander D. Hartman, age 24 of Binghamton, NY for the felonies of Burglary in the second degree and Arson in the third degree. 
 
On August 9, Troopers and the Nanticoke Fire Department were dispatched by Broome County 911 to a report of a garage fire attached to a residence on State Route 26 in the town of Nanticoke.  A trooper observed a suspicious male in the area with black soot on his forehead.  Neighbors confirmed that the male was seen running through a backyard and near the creek area not far from the fire. 
 
An investigation revealed that Hartman broke into a residence to steal items then started a fire in the garage.  Hartman was arrested and processed at SP Binghamton. 
 
He was later transported to Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing. 
 

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