An East Hampton man is facing charges after crews responding to an illegal garbage fire in Colchester found animal carcasses on the property, according to police.
Police arrested James Marino on July 15.
His arrest stems from an open burning investigation on River Road in Colchester, where the fire department responded Wednesday night. Police said firefighters arrived to find a large pile of garbage burning behind a barn.
They also found the remains of several young farm animals, according to police.
Marino was arrested and police contacted other agencies with regards the animal carcasses.