Cops: Wading River man vandalized Tommy’s Place in Port Jeff

03/12/2014 11:43 PM |
Brian Colantropo. (Credit: Suffolk County police, mug shot)

Brian Colantropo. (Credit: Suffolk County police, mug shot)

A Wading River man was arrested Wednesday night on arson charges for allegedly vandalizing a Port Jefferson restaurant earlier this month, according to a Suffolk County police press release.

Brian Colantropo, 34, entered the outdoor back patio section of Tommy’s Place on March 1 at around 2:30 a.m.  and kicked in the rear door, officials said. He used his lighter to burn several holes in a rear outdoor awning, police said.

Mr. Colantropo was charged with fifth-degree arson, fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespassing, officials said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.