Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Daniella Aliaga, 24, of Bergenfield, on arson charges.
According to Prosecutor Musella, on Wednesday, February 9, at approximately 5:25 a.m., the Fair Lawn Police Department received a call regarding a vehicle fire at 12-65 Western Drive, Fair Lawn.
Prosecutor Musella said members of the Fair Lawn Police Department responded and discovered that the fire had already been extinguished.
According to Prosecutor Musella, in the gas cap of the vehicle was a cotton rag that appeared as if it had been lit on fire, and the tires of two of the owner’s vehicles were slashed.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit Arson Task Force was requested to respond and an investigation ensued.
An investigation conducted by detectives from the Fair Lawn Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office revealed that Aliaga set fire to the vehicle and slashed the tires.
According to Prosecutor Musella, on Wednesday, February 16, Aliaga was arrested and charged with aggravated arson, arson and causing or risking widespread injury or damage.
She was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending her first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.