Police: Seneca Falls man charged with arson, accused of firing shotgun into home

Police say a Seneca Falls man has been arrested on multiple felony charges following a months-long investigation.

Douglas Brewer, 34, of Seneca Falls was taken into custody on Thursday around 3 p.m.

It started on October 31st when first responders were called to a vehicle fire at a residence in the town of Seneca Falls. It was deemed suspicious, and investigated.

Then on November 2nd, police responded to the report of a shotgun being fired at the same residence. Thousands of dollars in damage occurred as result of the shotgun blast.

Following those investigations, which involved the Seneca County Fire Investigation Team, Seneca Falls Fire Department, and Seneca Falls Police Department – officers arrested Brewer on several charges.

Police say Brewer has been charged with third-degree arson, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Officers said in a press release that all four charges are felonies – the most-serious being the third-degree arson charge, which is a Class C felony.

The Seneca Falls Police Department also noted the assistance of the New York State Police and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

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