Islip Man Barricaded Himself Inside Burning Home; Charged with Arson, Criminal Contempt
August 23, 2014
(Islip, LI) Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for Arson after he burned a residence in Islip and barricaded himself inside before officers rescued him from the home.
According to the report, Third Precinct Patrol Officers Arthur DeBono and Todd Jackson responded to a call for a domestic incident at a residence on Main Street in Islip at 1:36 a.m. A short time later, a man set the residence on fire and barricaded himself inside.
The two officers, along with Third Precinct Patrol Sergeant Andrew Manfredonia, entered the burning residence and attempted to talk the suspect, Peter Marren, into coming out. Marren, who was armed with a knife, would not comply and was threatening to harm officers and himself.
Suffolk County Police arrested a man for Arson after he burned a residence in Islip and barricaded himself inside before officers rescued him from the home. Members of the Islip Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire. File photo.
Police were able to take Marren into custody with the assistance of officers from the Emergency Service Section.
Members of the Islip Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.
Sergeant Manfredonia, Officer DeBono and Officer Jackson were all treated at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for smoke inhalation. Marren, 45, of Islip, was transported to Southside Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Arson Section detectives charged Marren with Arson 3rd Degree and Criminal Contempt. He is scheduled for arraignment at a later date.
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