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Arson Suspect Charged

The 43-year-old Waupun woman suspected of setting fire to her apartment was
charged Friday in Dodge County Court with a felony arson charge. Authorities say
Jennifer Balisteri was trying to hurt herself when she set the fire this past
Monday. She was on the roof of the apartment when police and firefighters
arrived. A dog and three small animals were rescued unharmed from the unit, but
there was extensive damage to the living room and smoke and heat damage to the
rest of the apartment. No one was home in the downstairs apartment. Bond was set
at $2,500 cash. A competency hearing is being scheduled.