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SCPD Announces Arrest of Bronx Man on Multiple Counts of Arson, Assault, Burglary, More

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Willi Soto-Reyes, 25, is allegedly responsible for mutiple acts throughout Suffolk County, officials say.

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SCPD arrested Willi Soto-Reyes of Bronx, 25, for assault, arson, attempted robbery and burglary.

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Suffolk County, NY - June 20, 2018 - Suffolk County Police on Tuesday, June 19 arrested a Bronx man for assault, multiple arsons, an attempted robbery and burglary that occurred this month.
 
Willi Soto-Reyes set fire to a vehicle at B.M.A. Specialists, located at 908 Long Island Ave. in Deer Park, which spread to four other vehicles on June 19 at approximately 3:45 a.m. Soto-Reyes then stole a 2001 BMW from the location and drove to a home on Grand Boulevard in Deer Park and stabbed a known person at approximately 5 a.m. The victim was treated and released from Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.
 
Soto-Reyes fled from the assault in the BMW and crashed the vehicle into a tree on Long Island Avenue in Wyandanch at 5:11 a.m. Responding officers arrested him at the scene.
 
An investigation by First Squad and Arson Section detectives determined that Soto-Reyes was also responsible for multiple fires, a burglary and attempted robbery in Wyandanch and Deer Park on June 6.
 
Soto-Reyes, 25, was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, two counts of Arson 2nd Degree, two counts of Arson 3rd Degree, four counts of Arson 4th Degree and five counts of Arson 5th Degree. He will be held overnight at the First Precinct for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on June 20.
 
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