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Arson probe in Scotia nets four arrests

Police officer’s house hit; accused allegedly had grudge

Scotia Police Chief Pete Frisoni, center, addresses members of the media during a news conference to announce that four men face arson charges related to a 2010 incident. Arrested were, from left across the bottom, Shawn D. Dedrick, Alexander J. Grandstaff, Gregory A. Mitchell and Joseph W. Parkhurst.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Scotia Police Chief Pete Frisoni, center, addresses members of the media during a news conference to announce that four men face arson charges related to a 2010 incident. Arrested were, from left across the bottom, Shawn D. Dedrick, Alexander J. Grandstaff, Gregory A. Mitchell and Joseph W. Parkhurst.
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The four young men allegedly wanted to retaliate against the Scotia Police for what they perceived as harassment, so they exacted revenge upon the small department’s top cop. Sometime during the early morning hours on June 3, 2010, a Molotov cocktail smashed a second-floor window in the home where then-acting Police Chief Tom Rush was living with his wife and young daughter. By chance, the lit, gasoline-soaked wick that was jammed in the glass bottle ...


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muggy
March 15, 2013
6:02 a.m.

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Job well done Chief Frisoni and the rest of the department.

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