Bronx man arrested for Chase Bank fire


A Bronx man was put in custody after trying to set fire to a Chase Bank in Valley Stream, according to police.

Detectives arrived to a fire in the vestibule of the 930 Rosedale Avenue building on Feb. 17 at 5:18 a.m. An investigation determined that Garland Douglas, 32, was standing outside the bank as police arrived and was responsible for starting the blaze. Douglas was allegedly inside the vestibule, adding fuel to the flames and was arrested without incident. No injuries were reported. Douglas was also found with a crack pipe holding a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine and a syringe that had a brown substance believed to be heroin. 

Douglas is charged with arson and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned at First District court in Hempstead on February 18. He is due back in court on Feb. 26.