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Cops: Northampton man arrested for arson

Southampton Town police arrested a Northampton man Friday morning after responding to reports of several plastic trash bins on fire.

Southampton officers along with New York State police and a K-9 unit from the state police canvassed the area in Northampton and located 25-year-old Joseph Nizza. He was taken to police headquarters and questioned by Southampton detectives.

Police charged him with four counts of fifth-degree arson, a misdemeanor, stemming from the incident as well as three additional incidents that occurred April 26 in the same area.

Mr. Nizza was held for morning arraignment at Southampton Town Justice Court.