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Fair Lawn Man Charged with Aggravated Arson, Criminal Mischief

By rlsmetro on
Fair Lawn

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Yauheni E. Liakhnovich, 27, of Fair Lawn, on charges of aggravated arson and criminal mischief. 

According to Prosecutor Musella, at approximately 1:01 a.m. on September 11, the Fair Lawn Police Department responded to the report of a fire in the rear of the B&B deli located at 12-17 River Road in Fair Lawn. 

Prosecutor Musella said that wooden pallets had been ignited by an unknown source, which damaged a vehicle in the area before being extinguished by the Fair Lawn Fire Department. Fair Lawn Police requested that the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Task Force respond to the scene.

According to Prosecutor Musella, at approximately 4:15 a.m. on September 20, the Fair Lawn Police Department responded to the report of a vehicle fire located at 8-14 Hopper Avenue in Fair Lawn. The fire was extinguished by members of the Fair Lawn Fire Department.

Prosecutor Musella said that shortly after that, at approximately 5:19 a.m. on September 20, the Fair Lawn Police Department responded to the report of a vehicle fire in a Chase Bank parking lot located at 13-51 River Road in Fair Lawn. 

The fire was extinguished by members of the Fair Lawn Fire Department.

An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Task Force and the Fair Lawn Police Department determined that Liakhnovich set all three fires intentionally.

As a result of the investigation, Liakhnovich was arrested and charged with arson and criminal mischief. 

He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.