David Osiecki, a 54-year-old Sagaponack man who was charged in April with setting a Bridgehampton house on fire, now faces a new arson charge in connection with a November 3, 2013, blaze at a Patchogue bar.
According to the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, Osiecki argued with the owner of Off Key Tikki, then, after the bar closed, used a cigar to set a decorative bail of hay on fire. No one was injured, but the fire caused major damage to the building.
The April 19, 2014, arson in Bridgehampton severely damaged a seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom house on Dune Road.
The district attorney’s office says that in October psychiatrists found Osiecki competent, i.e. he understands the criminal charges he faces. However, further examination is permitted to determine whether he was suffering from mental disease or defect at the time of the crimes.
Osiecki was remanded to the county jail without bail on December 18 after pleading not guilty to the new charge. He will appear before State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho on February 6 for a court conference.