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Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, Delaware Township Police Chief Chris Cane and West Amwell Township Police Department Officer in Charge Captain Stephen Bartzak announced the arrest of one individual as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and the West Amwell Township Police Department.


According to Prosecutor Kearns, “Kenneth Bacorn, age 52, of Lambertville, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Arson, a second degree crime, and Criminal Mischief, a third degree crime, in connection with a fire that occurred last night on Barry Road in West Amwell Township. Mr. Bacorn was lodged in the Somerset County Jail and is awaiting his first court appearance.” The West Amwell Township Fire Department and the Hunterdon County Arson Task Force responded to the scene. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is requested to contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit at 908-788-1129. The filing of a criminal complaint is merely a step in the criminal justice process. The defendant is presumed innocent until the matter is resolved in a court of law.