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Man Indicted for Market Street Fire in Paterson

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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