Investigators have deemed that a fire that broke out early Sunday at a dry cleaners on Long Island was an arson.
Vincent Calder, 19, was arrest Friday on several charges including arson as a hate crime and burglary, police said. Two others — Christopher Sasso and Diego Tuso, both 19 — were arrested on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing.
A 22-year-old man was charged Monday night in a series of alleged arsons in Sunnyside Queens.
Three fires were set between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the vestibule at Sixth Avenue and Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, according to officials.
It appears two American flags attached to a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck were set on fire around 11 p.m. Monday night, police said.
Officials said the fire was brought under control within 10 to 15 minutes, but caused substantial damage to the home.
A volunteer firefighter in Sleepy Hollow pleaded guilty Monday to doing the exact opposite of his job and setting a fire that left 19 people homeless.
A teenage girl from the Bronx was charged Sunday with setting her building on fire after an argument with her mother – leaving six firefighters injured and several people homeless.
Daniel Ignacio, 31, was convicted last month on five counts of murder, arson and other charges for intentionally setting the 2010 blaze.
Miguel Chan lost his wife in a fire two years ago in their Bensonhurst, Brooklyn home, and he lives to this day with memories of the horrifying experience of having to drop his two young children out of a window to safety as the blaze raged.
Steve Contreras, 25, was arrested on Saturday night by police on Wards Island.
A convicted burglar on parole stands accused of setting fire to an Air National Guard reservist from Long Island on duty overseas.
Christmas Eve services were in jeopardy after Sunday’s blaze, but Father Chris Ballard confirmed to 1010 WINS Monday they will go ahead as planned.
Officials said the fire broke out around 4 a.m. and took firefighters about an hour to bring it under control. More than 100 firefighters were on the scene helping to extinguish the blaze.
A man has been charged with stabbing a man and woman – leaving the woman dead – and starting a fire in their apartment in East Harlem.