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    WINSLOW TOWNSHIP N.J. --(March 30, 2016)On 03/29/2016 members of the NJ Forest Fire Service were conducting surveillance operations in the area of Beebetown Road in Winslow Twp. This operation was being conducted in response to numerous forest fires being deliberately set in that area over the last several weeks. 

    During the surveillance operation, Dennis Casario, was observed pulling his vehicle over on the side of Beebetown Road and starting a fire in the brush, before leaving the scene.  Winslow Twp Fire Dept and the NJ Forest Fire Service, once again, responded and extinguished the fire. 

    Winslow Twp Police Dept. responded to, and located Casario at his residence. Casario was transported to Winslow Twp PD headquarters, where detectives conducted lengthy interviews. At the conclusion of the interviews, Casario had confessed to lighting over 20 brush fires over the last two years, in the Cedarbrook section of the Township. 

    According to the Winslow Twp Fire Dept. and the NJ Forest Fire Service, Casario has no affiliation with any fire emergency services. 

    As a result of the observations made by the forest fire control technician on 03/29, Casario was subsequently charged with second degree arson, and bail was set at $75,000.00 full cash. Casario was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in default of bail.       Additional charges are pending for the fires that had been set by Casario prior to 03/29/2016. 

The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

source Winslow Township Police Department