Volunteer Firefighter Charged In Connection With Lancaster Restaurant Arson
A man turned himself in to police on Thursday after he allegedly set a restaurant on fire during business hours.
According to Lancaster police, Robert Steiner, a volunteer firefighter with Hocking Township, turned himself in to the Fairfield County Municipal Court.
A warrant for Steiner's arrest was issued on Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated arson.
According to police, 35-year-old Steiner set the fire at the Fiesta Tropicana Mexican restaurant, located at 1236 N. Memorial Dr., at 7:52 p.m. on Jan. 5.
The fire occurred during business hours.
Steiner was out on bond on Thursday.
According to the Hocking Township Fire Department, Steiner had just completed his 1-year probationary period after completing his volunteer fire training.
He currently is on administrative leave because of the "situation."
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