Mon. Jan 30th, 2023

A former Monmouth County resident was discovered guilty Friday of placing hearth to a Holmdel genuine estate agency 2 times and then firing a BB gun at it the moment the business relocated, authorities stated.

A jury observed Leonard J. Mazzarisi, III, 32, previously of Holmdel, guilty of next degree aggravated arson and weapons-linked offenses next a 5-week trial, according to a statement from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Business office.

The incidents started on Aug. 19, 2017, when the Holmdel law enforcement responded to a report of a doable arson at 51 Most important Avenue in city, the site of the Neuhaus Realty Company, the office said. Evidence collected there advised that a fire that ruined a part of the rear of the setting up was purposefully established, officials said.

An investigation by the office and police found out that the blaze was purposefully established by a guy who was captured on video surveillance cameras two days earlier, officers explained.

The second incident transpired on Jan. 27, 2018 at 10:18 p.m., when law enforcement responded to a next fireplace at the similar location and discovered large smoke and hearth emanating from the rear of the creating, which endured large injury, authorities mentioned. Investigators established that this second fireplace was an act of arson and carefully resembled the preceding fire.

Just above 4 months afterwards, on May perhaps 29, 2018, law enforcement were referred to as to the new home of Neuhaus Realty, 4 South Holmdel Street, for a report of a BB gun currently being fired into the making, the office stated. Detectives once more reviewed surveillance footage and determined Mazzarisi was the just one who fired the weapon into the window of the developing and that he was driving a car or truck that matched the car or truck viewed in the online video at the January 2018 arson at the former Neuhaus Realty place.

The next day, Mazzarisi was found at a hotel in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in which he was arrested on exceptional warrants stemming from the investigation, officers reported. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford, Virginia right up until he was extradited again to New Jersey on June 12, 2018 to face costs.

Mazzarisi was scheduled to be sentenced on October 8 and faces faces up to 20 yrs in condition jail, the office said. Officers did not comment on a motive for the incidents. The Neuhaus Realty Company declined to remark.

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