Alleged Jersey City arsonist apprehended

Law enforcement apprehended Diane Stiles, 62, of Jersey City, wanted for an arson fire that displaced 33 Jersey City residents, according to a tweet by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Stiles been charged by the Hudson County Regional Arson task Force with Aggravated Arson and Causing Widespread Damage.

On June 17, the Jersey City Fire Department responded to a four-alarm fire, at approximately 9:56 p.m. on Neptune Avenue between Old Bergen Road and Ocean Avenue.

Firefighters saw a fire climbing the exterior of 124 Neptune Avenue – a six-family residence. A second building, 122 Neptune – also a six-family residence – was damaged during the fire. A third building, 118 Neptune Avenue, sustained exterior fire damage.

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