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Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

A Charleroi man is accused of causing a February fire at a downtown business will stand trial on charges stemming from a February fire.

Jacob Kronemer, 40, of 606 Fallowfield Ave., Apt. 1, had charges of risking a catastrophe, tampering with/fabricating evidence, disorderly conduct and scattering rubbish withdrawn Thursday.

He waived his right to a hearing before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins in Charleroi on charges of criminal mischief, and possession of drug paraphernalia for the Feb. 14 fire.

Charleroi Regional Police charged him after going to his apartment for a separate case. Police allegedly saw Kronemer empty an ashtray out the window, according to the criminal complaint. Police then saw smoke coming from a large pile of garbage directly below. Police also allegedly found empty heroin stamp bags on the outside window sill where Kronemer was allegedly throwing out items, the complaint states. Another empty stamp bag was allegedly found in his residence later that night, police said.

Hopkins reduced Kronemer's bond from $50,000 to $10,000. As of late Thursday, he remained in the Washington County Correctional Facility.

Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-68402640 or

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