Police: NJ man caused fires, train crash

December 16, 2010 6:52:13 AM PST
A 19-year-old is accused of starting two fires, stealing a car and causing a train accident in Mercer County, New Jersey.

Karl Heisler of Nottingham Way in Hamilton Township was already in police custody on an unrelated matter when he was charged with these crimes.

Heisler is charged with burglarizing and setting fire to Vincent's Pizza in Hamilton back on May 3rd. Police say Heisler broke the glass of the main entrance with a crow bar and set fire to the top of a second floor staircase.

Then, on October 29th, police say Heisler set fire to numerous rolls of carpeting inside Spierstein's Paint Store at 2021 Notthingham Way.

Heisler is also accused of taking the keys to a Toyota Scion at J&S Auto House at 2006 Nottingham Way, stealing the vehicle from the lot, and leaving it on the train tracks near the Hamilton Train Station where it was struck by a train.

Heisler is being held on the new charges in lieu of $150,000 bail.


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