By: Yuritza Arroyo
Bergen County authorities announced the arrest of Louis M. Molino, 40, Little Ferry, on charges of aggravated arson, risking widespread injury or damage, and arson.
According to officials, the arrest results from an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Little Ferry Police Department.
Little Ferry Police say on Saturday, January 14, at approximately 11:38 p.m., officers and the Little Ferry Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a vehicle fire at 16 Couchon Drive.
First responders located and extinguished a 2008 Nissan Frontier that was on fire in a residential neighborhood.
According to the Police, they notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Squad, and the subsequent investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Little Ferry Police Department revealed that the vehicle’s owner, Louis M. Molino, set the fire. Authorities say as a result of the investigation, on January 15, Louis M. Molino was charged with second-degree aggravated arson, second-degree causing or risking widespread injury or damage in a residential area and third-degree arson.
Molino was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.