Watertown man charged with arson after allegedly burning garbage on a grill, police say

WATERTOWN, NY —  Warren D. Vineyard, 27, of 442 S. Hamilton St., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at his residence with fourth-degree arson, a felony, and reckless endangerment of property, a misdemeanor.

Mr. Vineyard is accused of “recklessly damaging a building and a fence when he intentionally started a large fire on a grill to burn garbage that was three feet from a garage and two feet from a wooden fence,” at about 6:51 p.m. Saturday at 442 S. Hamilton St., according to court documents. He allegedly caused approximately $5,000 worth of damage to property belonging to Bradley Horeth, 65, Brownville, police said.

Mr. Vineyard was released to military custody and summoned to appear April 1 in City Court.