Arrest made in the fire at the old Rochester Riverside Hotel
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An arrest was made in the fire at the old Rochester Riverside Hotel.
Investigators say the man responsible set a series of fires around the city. We just got word in the last 10 minutes that the guy was arrested today. The man was identified as 39-year-old Isaac Lynch, of Rochester. He’s charged with burglary, arson, criminal mischief and petit larceny.
Last Wednesday, investigators say the man set the fire at the old Rochester Riverside Hotel on East Main Street in downtown Rochester. Just two hours before that fire the man is accused of setting another fire at a vacant seven-story commercial building on nearby Mortimer Street.
Investigators say he set two dumpsters on fire last night behind the Family Dollar store on Dewey Avenue. Thankfully no one was hurt in any of these fires. He’s in the Monroe County Jail awaiting his arraignment.