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Four Suspects Charged with Setting Burlington Buildings on Fire Released on NJ Bail Reform

By rlsmetro on
Burlington City

Burlington Police charged four suspects with Arson and Related Offenses regarding the U.S. Pipe Foundry and McNeal Mansion Property Fires that destroyed two buildings and damaged two others.    

Authorities said the first fire was set on April 26, 2021, and the second incident occurred on June 7, 2021. 

According to fire officials, during the investigation, detectives located video depicting the four individuals entering the Mansion property off of East Pearl Boulevard and then returning after the fires were set.    

 A resident’s home camera captured a suspect vehicle and persons of interest, which was released publicly.  A citizen tip led to the discovery of the car in Gloucester Township, Camden County.

Officials said during the interviews and further investigation, it was determined that the four suspects depicted in the video were, in fact, the ones who started the fires.    

Police said the individuals charged are as follows:

Mr. Gabriel Vance, 20, Berlin, Charged with Arson (2 counts), Criminal Mischief (2 counts) and Criminal Trespassing (2 counts). Lodged in Burlington County Jail pending court appearance.

Ms. Summer Wisor, 20, Sicklerville, Charged with Criminal Mischief (2 counts) and Criminal Trespassing (2 counts).  Released pending a court appearance in compliance with N.J. Bail Reform Laws.  

Mr. Daniel Badecki, 18, Audubon: Charged with Criminal Mischief (1 count) and Criminal Trespassing (1 count).  Released pending a court appearance in compliance with N.J. Bail Reform Laws.  

Mr. Ryan Gibbs, 19, Blackwood: Charged with Criminal Mischief (1 count) and Criminal Trespassing (1 count).  Released pending a court appearance in compliance with N.J. Bail Reform Laws.  

The motive behind the fires is still being investigated as well if they were involved in any other fires in the region.   If someone has more information, they are urged to contact the lead investigator, Detective Jamie Lambing at 609-386-0262 Ext. 270.