Man causes $2,500 worth of damage to Saratoga Springs City Hall with fire extinguisher

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A Ft. Edward man is under arrest
after Saratoga Springs police officers found him running through City Hall with
a fire extinguisher.

Police department personnel heard a loud noise on the second
floor of City Hall at around 4 a.m. Saturday, and officers responded to
identify the problem.

They found Matthew R. Zecchini, 21 of Ft. Edward, running
through City Hall with a fire extinguisher. Zecchini was apprehended after a
short pursuit and taken in to custody.

He faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Tampering in the 3rd-Degree
  • Criminal Mischief in the 3rd-Degree
  • Burglary in the 3rd-Degree

Authorities believe Zecchini entered City Hall and discharged
fire extinguishers on the second floor, and smashed out glass doors on the third
floor. The preliminary cost of damage is over $2500.00.

Zecchini was processed and celled pending a court arraignment.

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