Contact Us
South Passaic Daily Voice serves Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne & Woodland Park
Return to your home site

Menu

South Passaic Daily Voice serves Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne & Woodland Park

Nearby Towns

DV Pilot police & fire

VIDEO: Basement Tenant Charged With Torching Paterson Apartment Building

The overnight fire on Clinton Ave.
The overnight fire on Clinton Ave. Video Credit: Ron Bombaro (tornadochaser66)
Alberto Peralta-Gomez Photo Credit: COURTESY: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

PATERSON, N.J. – A Paterson man was charged with starting an arson fire overnight Sunday in an occupied city apartment building.

City firefighters contained the 1 a.m. three-alarm blaze to the basement of the 11-unit building at 50 Clinton Street, where Alberto Peralta-Gomez lived, and an adjoining apartment.

Alberto Peralta-Gomez, 23, who was promptly arrested, had set the fire in one of his closets, authorities said.

No injuries were reported.

Gomez was being held in the Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing Monday in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson on charges of aggravated arson and creating a risk of widespread injury.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

South Passaic Daily Voice!

Serves Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne & Woodland Park

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

South Passaic Daily Voice!

Serves Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne & Woodland Park

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.