29 March 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police arrested Nathan A. Riley, age 38, from Canastota, NY, for Arson 2nd degree, a class “B” felony.

On March 26, 2021, at 12:17 p.m., Troopers responded to 2012 Pleasant Avenue in the village of Sylvan Beach for a structure fire.  Information was obtained from witnesses that a male was seen running from the side of the house and leaving in a vehicle shortly before the house was on fire.  Investigators determined the suspect, later identified as Nathan Riley, had used a gas can to throw gasoline around the residence and then lighting it on fire.  He was then seen leaving in a pickup truck.

On March 27, 2021, Troopers located Riley in the village of Canastota, where he was taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned in the village of Sylvan Beach Court and transported to the Oneida County Jail.  




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