Cops: Man sets 4 trash fires in West Hempstead

A Queens man was arrested on arson charges after setting fire to garbage in four trash containers in West Hempstead early Thursday morning, Nassau police said.

Emmanuel Borg, 24, of 224-11 92nd Ave., set the fires along Hempstead Turnpike starting at 5 a.m., police said, adding that he used a stack of newspapers for kindling at his last location, a CVS at 621 Hempstead Tpke.

Police said that Borg resisted arrest, kicking his legs and refusing to be handcuffed.


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He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court, Hempstead.

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