Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that Mr. Giancarick K. Carbonell, 33, of Paterson, has been indicted in relation to a fire that occurred at 215 Market Street on February 1, 2021.
According to Passaic County authorities, q Grand Jury has returned Indictment No. 21-07-00310-I, charging Mr. Carbonell with multiple crimes in relation to that fire.
Officials said Mr. Carbonell was indicted on two counts of second-degree Aggravated Arson and two counts of fourth-degree Risking Widespread Injury or Damage.
The sentencing exposure on second-degree Aggravated Arson is 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison on fourth-degree Risking Widespread Injury or Damage, is up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
The Honorable Marybel Mercado-Ramirez, J.S.C., previously granted the State’s motion for Defendant's pretrial detention. Mr. Carbonell will be scheduled for arraignment before a Superior Court Judge at a date and time determined by the Court.
A criminal indictment is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or email@example.com.