Man Arrested in Alleged Arson at East Hampton Indoor Tennis

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East Hampton firefighters, under the command of chief Gerard Terza, Jr., at left, work to mitigate an extinugushed fire ast the offices of the East Hampton Indoor Tennis facility early on Saturday, December 22. Michael Heller photo.

A 56-year-old East Hampton man has been arrested for alleged arson in connection with a fire on December 22 at East Hampton Indoor Tennis in Wainscott.

Scott A. McKallip was arrested and charged with arson in the third degree, a felony, after East Hampton Town Police said he was arrested on an unrelated larceny charge on April 27 following an investigation by town police and Suffolk County arson detectives.

The East Hampton Fire Department responded around 5 a.m. on December 22 to an automatic fire alarm at the office building for East Hampton Indoor Tennis, which is located on the same Daniels Hole Road property as The Clubhouse. The fire was extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system, but police said they detected an accelerant in the office leading police to contact county arson detectives. The following day, on December 23, Mr. McKallip was arrested for violating an order of protection to stay away from the property, stemming from a December 7 aggravated harassment charge.

Mr. McKallip was scheduled to be arraigned on Sunday, April 28. Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact town police detectives at (631) 537-7575. All calls will be kept confidential.

 

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