Three men were recently arrested and charged with arson in connection with a fire at a Closter NJ home.
The arson incident happened on October 10, 2015. According to law enforcement, the three suspects committed arson and fraud when they intentionally set fire to a vacant Closter house located on Closter Dock Road. The suspects allegedly committed the arson so that they could fraudulently collect insurance money.
Although nobody was injured as a result of the fire, the blaze ultimately resulted in “extensive damage” to the house and required Closter NJ firefighting crews to control it.
Not long after the fire, authorities conducted a joint investigation into the cause of the fire. The investigating agencies included the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Squad, and the Closter Police Department.
Authorities eventually determined that someone had intentionally started the blaze.
The suspects include a 67-year-old male from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, a 25-year-old male from Wallington, and a 20-year-old male from Ridgefield Park, NJ. One of the suspects is believed to have owned the residence that was set ablaze.
All three suspects are charged with multiple crimes, including arson for hire, aggravated arson, and insurance fraud.
After being arrested and processed, the three suspects were remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. They were each being held at the correctional facility in lieu of separate $250K bail amounts.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “3 Charged with Torching Closter House for Insurance Money.”