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South Jersey Man Charged With Arson Of Winslow Township Bar

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Camden County authorities have arrested and charged the man they say burned down a popular Winslow Township and live music spot.

The fire last month destroyed the Golden Nugget Tavern (see previous story).

Winslow police say 25-year-old Anthony Balog of Hamilton Township, NJ was at the bar before closing time on the morning of February 11th and threatened to set the place ablaze.  Cops say he came back hours later and started the fire.

Balog was arrested on Saturday and charged with aggravated arson and making terroristic threats.  He is behind bars in lieu of $65,000 bail.

Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  • Aaron

    Apparently he was upset about something. He’s just a kid he doesn’t need to go to jail. Give him community service and supervised probation. Undoubtedly they have insurance.

  • mary

    that bar is a land mark been there for ever y would someone want to try to burn it down lock him up and throw away the key and just imagine he wasnt even from around here go figure

    • tc figarola

      actually mary he was from around the area, he lived about a mile up the road from the bar. in bellaire estates.

  • Dan

    That place had the best wings ever! hope they rebuild soon. throw that guy in a cell and throw away the key!

  • Felicia

    That is rediculious y would someone do that makes me wonder…i only live a block up the road from there…theres alot of kids around too thank god ni one was hurt

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