FRENCHTOWN BOROUGH, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a recreational vehicle in Frenchtown Borough last year, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson.
John R. Kopitskie, 23, of Milford Borough was charged on Feb. 6 with one count of second-degree aggravated arson and one count of third-degree burglary, Robeson said.
A joint investigation revealed that Kopitskie entered and set fire to a parked, unoccupied recreational vehicle on May 4, 2022 in the parking lot of a local business, Robeson said.
Kopitskie was lodged in the Warren County Jail and was later released onto conditional pretrial monitoring, Robeson said.
Second-degree charges may result in criminal penalties including, but not limited to, a term of imprisonment between five and ten years and a fine not to exceed $150,000. Third-degree charges may result in criminal penalties including, but not limited to, a term of imprisonment between three and five years and a fine not to exceed $15,000.