Cops & Crime

Sagaponack Man Sentenced for Hamptons Arson

David Osiecki, a 65-year-old Sagaponack man, has been sentenced to a year’s probation served in an inpatient psychiatric facility for an April 2014 arson at an oceanfront Bridgehampton residence.

Dune Road fire in Bridgehampton, April 19.
Dune Road fire in Bridgehampton, April 19, 2014.
Photo credit: Michael Heller/East Hampton Fire Department

The seven-bedroom house on Dune Road was vacant. Osiecki has been incarcerated since the day of the fire.

The Suffolk County district attorney’s office explained that, in accordance with his May 26 guilty plea, Osiecki must serve his probation in a residential psychiatric facility. Otherwise, he must serve a 1.5 to to 4.5-year sentence in state prison. If he violates probation while in the psychiatric facility, the court could sentence Osiecki to 15 years imprisonment, according to the DA’s office.

If his interim probation is successful, Osiecki will plead guilty to third-degree attempted arson and receive five years’ probation.

“The victim of the arson is amenable to this disposition entered into before Justice Camacho,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “One of our primary concerns is that he receives treatment for his bipolar disorder and that he continues to be monitored. To that end, if and when the defendant completes his psychiatric hospitalization, he will then serve five more years of probation with mental health conditions.”

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