Prosecutor: Third person charged in connection to 2019 arson at Jersey City bodega


A third person has been charged in connection to a 2019 arson at a Jersey City bodega, an incident where the owners of the business have already been arrested, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Jeremiah Lane. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jeremiah Lane, 29, of Jersey City, has been charged with second-degree aggravated arson and second-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated arson.

Lane was arrested yesterday at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City after he turned himself in.

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

On Sunday, June 9, 2019 at approximately 6:18 a.m., members of the Jersey City Fire
Department responded to a fire alarm at 9 Linden Ave. and noticed smoke coming from the first floor store at 343 Princeton Avenue.

The building is a three-story, wood- frame constructed residential building with four units. At the scene, heavy smoke was detected at a first floor grocery store – La Tribu Minimart.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire at the scene and fire damage was confined to the grocery store.

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 contact the Regional Arson Task Force at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at

All information will be kept confidential.

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