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Third man charged in 2019 Jersey City alleged arson

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Arson Task Force has arrested and charged a third person in an arson fire at La Tribu Minimart on Princeton Ave. in Jersey City on June 9, 2019.

Jersey City resident Jeremiah Lane, 29, is charged with Aggravated Arson and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Arson.

Officers arrested Lane on Monday, April 19,  at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City after he turned himself in.

In October of 2020, the two owners, Amado Gonzalez-Abreu, age 38, and Francisca Duran-Tejada, age 47, of Jersey City, were also arrested and charged with the arson.

The alleged arson occurred at approximately 6:18 a.m. Members of the Jersey City Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 9 Linden Ave. in Jersey City and noticed smoke coming from the first floor store at 343 Princeton Ave.

The building is a three-story, wood-frame residential building with four units.

Heavy smoke was detected at a first floor grocery store, La Tribu Minimart.

Firefighters extinguished the fire. Damage was confined to the grocery store.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Regional Arson Task Force and the Jersey City Fire Department for their work on the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Regional Arson Task Force at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations. Lane is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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