June 21, 2013 —
The New York State Police in Middletown arrested Ralph Arpaio, age 57, for Arson in the 3rd degree. Arpaio was charged with setting fire to a shed that was located next to a residence on Patio Road in the Town of Wallkill.
The incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. after an altercation earlier in the evening. Arpaio was additionally charged with Reckless Endangerment 1st, Criminal Mischief 2nd, Criminal Mischief 3rd and Criminal Mischief 4th.
Arpaio was arraigned in the Town of Wallkill Court and remanded to Orange County Jail without bail. Orange County Fire Investigators assisted with the investigation.