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Cops: Man Arrested for Allegedly Setting Fire to Hempstead House Garage

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Kaliyh Johnson, 23, is charged with Arson 2nd Degree.

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Kaliyh Johnson, 23.

Photo by: Nassau County Police Department

The Arson Bomb Squad reports the arrest of a Hempstead man for Arson that originally occurred on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm in Hempstead.
 
According to detectives, the male victim, 78, was notified by his granddaughter, 21, of a smoke condition in their Duncan Road residence. The smoke was coming from an attached garage. They exited the house and the granddaughter attempted to use a garden hose to put out the fire that was spreading on a garage wall. She was unsuccessful and called 911.  Hempstead Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.
 
A thorough investigation was conducted and Kaliyh Johnson, 23, was arrested this week.
 
Defendant Johnson is charged with Arson 2nd Degree and was arraigned at First District Court, Hempstead.
 
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