3 teens who were responsible for setting two fires at the Manhasset station on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) have been charged. Mitchell Freedman of Newsday has the story:
Three Manhasset teens have been charged with burglary and arson for allegedly setting two fires at the Manhasset railroad station and a third fire along a fence at Manhasset High School.
The Nassau police arson squad and the MTA police arrested the three and charged them with climbing a balcony Tuesday and breaking into the station and taking six bottles of graffiti remover.
They used the liquid to start two small fires at the railroad station, then went to the school and poured some on a fence and ignited it, police said. None of the blazes caused significant damage. A fourth suspect is still being sought.
The three were identified as Owen Sweeney, 18, of 100 Gristmill Lane, Andrew Kim, 18, of 42 Stone Hill Dr. South, and Joseph Xu, 19, of 28 Bristol Dr.
Sweeney was also charged with burglarizing the newsstand at the station and taking $250 in cash and $800 worth of cigarettes. Police said he was caught on a video, and that two other suspects are being sought in that incident.
I seriously hope they have to pay for any damage caused by their actions. What is it with kids on Long Island doing stupid things in & around railroad stations & tracks? Geez…..
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