Closter NJ Police Charge Three with Arson for Intentionally Starting Fire
Law enforcement recently arrested three men for allegedly committing arson by burning down a residence in Closter, New Jersey.
The crime was reportedly committed on October 10, 2015. According to Closter police, the three suspects intentionally started a fire at a vacant Closter house on Closter Dock Road. The house was reportedly owned by one of the men.
Authorities believe that the suspects committed arson and fraud when they started the fire in order to college insurance funds.
Thankfully, no one sustained physical injuries due to the fire. However, the fire caused “extensive damage” to the residence.
After receiving word of the blaze, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Squad, and the Closter Police Department began an investigation and eventually determined that the suspects probably started the fire on purpose.
The three suspects were then placed under arrest and charged with arson for hire, aggravated arson, and insurance fraud.
The suspects include a 67-year-old male from Hasbrouck Heights, a 25-year-old male from Wallington, NJ, and a 20-year-old man from Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were housed at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. Each suspect was being held at the jail in lieu of separate $250,000 bail amounts.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “3 Charged with Torching Closter House for Insurance Money.”