New Brunswick police arrest 3 for arson


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Courtesy of George Prior | The New Brunswick Police Department arrested three individuals on Saturday for starting a fire near theKappa Sigma fraternity house, where multiple cars were found engulfed in flames.


The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) arrested three individuals on Saturday for starting a fire near the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, where multiple cars were found engulfed in flames.

NBPD and the New Brunswick Fire Department responded to multiple fires reported near 14 Union St. in New Brunswick, police said. 

"Upon their arrival they observed multiple vehicles along with trash and a storage container engulfed in flames," he said. "The fire department was able to extinguish the fires with minimal spread and additional damage."

Colin Quinn, 24, from Wildwood Crest, N.J. and Samuel Chen, 23, of New Brunswick, were found and arrested at the scene, having suffered from non-life threatening burn injuries related to the fire. Michael Santitoro, 22, from Freehold, N.J., was arrested shortly after.

The three suspects are being charged with arson and conspiracy to commit arson. The trash and storage containers, along with nine different vehicles, all suffered from damage as a result of the fire. 

The investigation is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information to contact NBPD Detective Harry Lemmerling at (732) 745-5217.


Nikhilesh De

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