Subscriber login

Welcome to our new site. You will need to reset your password if this is your first time logging in. Please click here to reset your password.
Local News
What you need to know for 01/19/2017

Albany man admits setting fire

Albany man admits setting fire

An Albany man faces four to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to arson.

An Albany man faces four to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to arson.

Juan Atiles, 30, admitted in Albany County Court to starting a fire in his basement apartment on Crown Terrace on Oct. 7 of last year.

Before leaving the apartment, Atiles disabled the smoke detectors, knowing that other residents were in the apartment building at the time, according to a press release from Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares.

Atiles approached a police officer to tell him what he did. Smoke detectors in the hallway of the building had alerted other residents of the building to evacuate and the Albany Fire Department responded within minutes.

Atiles is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 5.

Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Fowler prosecuted the case.>

View Comments
Hide Comments
You have 0 articles 1 articles 2 articles 3 articles 4 articles 5 articles 6 articles 7 articles remaining of Daily Gazette free premium content.

You have reached your monthly premium content limit.

Continue to enjoy Daily Gazette premium content by becoming a subscriber.
Already a subscriber? Log In