PARIS — A Fryeburg resident was sentenced May 5 to two years in prison with all but four months suspended for breaking into a vacant house in 2015 and setting fire to it.

Fryeburg police said Stanley Vladyka, 46, broke into 55 Ice House Road and set fire to the stairwell. He was arrested July 31, 2015, and charged with arson and burglary.

The building, owned by a New Hampshire couple, was a rental property. According to Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin, the building was under renovation when Vladyka broke in.

Vladyka pleaded guilty to the burglary charge on May 5, and as part of the plea agreement, the state agreed to drop the arson charge.

He was ordered to pay $600 restitution to the building’s owners.

Following his release, Vladyka will serve two years of probation, during which he will be subject to random search and testing for alcohol and drugs and will be required to complete substance-abuse counseling.

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