Arson Arrest Under Rockaway Freeway
According to court papers the owner of a Chrysler 300 approached his car at around 4:15 a.m. and found his passenger side front window had been broken and several personal items were missing from his glove compartment.
He noticed the arrested man, Yussel Berrios, 28, across the street standing on the running board of a 2005 Chevy Avalanche.
When Berrios was approached by the owner of the Chrysler 300 he fled. Seconds later the Avalanche erupted into flames, court records show.
According to fire officials, the fire was started with a book of matches that were dropped near the driver’s seat of the truck.
Berrios was charged with Arson, criminal mischief and petit larceny. He was held at Queens Criminal Court on $50,000 bail. His next court date is May 29.