Volunteer Firemen Held as Alleged Firebugs

Issue 21 and Volume 74.

Volunteer Firemen Held as Alleged Firebugs Three members of the Nyack, N. Y., volunteer fire department are accused of being firebugs and have been held without bail for the Grand Jury on a charge of arson in the third degree. Two of them are members of the Jackson Engine Company and one of the Jackson Hose Company of that village. There has been a series of destructive fires in Nyack during the past month, all starting on Monday mornings about 1 o’clock, and acting on a tip, the chief of police of the town concealed deputized citizens at the Nyack Pocketbook Factory. One of the men was arrested there and the arrest of the two others followed. The chief of police alleges that two of the men have confessed their complicity in the fires. Thirteen years ago Nyack experienced a similar epidemic of incendiary fires.

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