Arson Bomb Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Westbury man for Arson that occurred on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. in East Garden City.
According to detectives, officers responded to a call for a fire in a room at the Red Roof Inn at 699 Dibblee Drive. Officers were directed to the room and once inside they observed fire damage to the floor. An investigation determined the fire was started by gasoline being poured on the floor and set on fire. The subject, Kristopher Kaufman, 39, of 128 Land Lane, was located a short while later, hiding in the shower of another room. He was placed under arrest without further incident.
The defendant Kristopher Kaufman has been charged with Arson 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead,
Details by: Det. Thomas/ABS 01/08/20