The Arson Bomb Squad reports the arrest of an Elmont man for Arson that occurred on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:25 am in Elmont.
According to detectives, an investigation revealed that the Defendant Juan Perez, 36 of 361 Keller Avenue at 3: 25 am did damage a 2009 Chevy parked on Hillsborough Avenue by slashing the front seat as well as the dash board.
In addition, Perez burned the exterior and interior of a 2012 Nissan parked on Terrace Avenue.
- caused interior fire damage to a 2001 Mercedes Benz parked on Stone Street.
- caused exterior fire damage to a 2008 Infinity parked on Stone Street.
-caused interior fire damage to a 2009 Toyota and back window damage to a 2003 Honda parked on Stone Street.
-caused rear trunk fire damage to a 2014 Infinity parked on Steele Street.
A 32 year old witness, who observed the defendant, confronted him on Lincoln Street where a physical altercation took place. After a brief struggle the witness was able to subdue the defendant until Fifth Precinct Police Officer’s arrived and placed him into custody without incident. Perez was transported to a local area hospital and treated.
Juan Perez is charged with three counts of Arson 3rd Degree, and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, May 27, 2016 in First District Court in Hempstead.