Fryeburg, M.E. – A man is under arrest after allegedly burglarizing and setting fire to a Fryeburg home. According to Fryeburg police authorities responded to a smoke alarm activation around 11pm Friday at 55 Ice House Road. When they arrived they found the vacant residence had been burglarized and a stairwell leading to the basement had been set on fire. The Fryeburg Fire Department suppressed the fire and a criminal investigation began.
The home is used as a rental property and owned by a Sandown, New Hampshire couple who had been doing work on the residence and was currently between tenants.
Earlier today Police arrested 44-year-old Stanley E. Vladyka of Fryeburg and are charging him with Arson a Class A Felony, Burglary a Class B Felony, and aggravated criminal mischief a Class C Felony.
Fryeburg police Chief Joshua Potvin said “After a 5 day investigation I’m pleased my Officers were able to hold the offender accountable so quickly. I hope this arrest will bring some closure for the victims and neighbors. This incident left the home owners feeling violated and the neighborhood unsettled.”
Vladyka was transported to the Oxford County Jail and is being held on $500.00 cash bail. Vladyka is scheduled to appear in court on October 13th