Rockland Teenager Charged For String of Car Fires in Nyack

A Rockland County teenager is charged in connection with a string of car fires in Nyack.

Jonathan Barillas, 16, was arrested for setting fire to four cars in a two block area earlier this week, police said.

The incidents all happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Summit and Washington streets, police said.

One of the fires spread to the side of the home at 35 Summit St., causing thousands of dollars of damage. A couple and their 6-month-old baby escaped the fire without injury, police said.

Barillas faces multiple counts of arson and grand larceny.

He also faces two counts of third-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into a building twice this past month.

Barillas was arraigned Wednesday evening and ordered held on $50,000 bail.


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