The Third Squad reports the details of an arrest that occurred on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 2:15 am in Williston Park.
According to detectives, officers responded to a fire at residential home located on Sherman Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were notified about a small fire that had started on the roof of the home. The fire was extinguished prior to police arrival. After a thorough investigation, defendant Maria Garcia, 35, was arrested without incident. There were two female victims, ages 38 and 77, inside of the home when the fire occurred. No injuries were reported to police and no structural damage to the home.
Defendant Garcia is charged with Attempted Arson in the 2nd Degree, Arson in the 5th Degree, Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree. She will be arraigned on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.