Police Arrest Five Juveniles Accused of Arson, Setting Fire to Vacant Building in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
According to authorities, the fire caused significant property damage to an abandoned building at the Curtiss Wright complex in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey.
Police believe that the five suspects started the blaze and then ran away.
The Wood-Ridge Police Department dispatched officers to the scene after being notified of a fire at the vacant building. Firefighters also arrived at the scene and put out the blaze.
A number of different departments and agencies, including the Wood-Ridge Police Department, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Squad, worked together to investigate the fire. They determined that the fire was not accidental.
Police investigators soon identified the suspects as the people who were probably responsible for starting the fire. The suspects were later located and apprehended.
All five suspects are said to be juveniles. Two of the juveniles now face charges for arson, criminal trespassing, and failure to report or control a fire. The three other minors face charges for criminal trespassing and failure to report or control a fire.
After the five juveniles arrested and processed, they were released to the custody of their parents. The five minors will need to make appearances in juvenile court at a later date so that they can answer the charges against them.
For additional information about this case, view the Patch.com article entitled “5 Juveniles Charged in Bergen County Arson Blaze: Prosecutor.”