Police & Fire

Teen Charged With Arson, Burglary of North Salem Home

Jeremiah R. Healy Credits: Photo courtesy New York State Police

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - A Somers teen was arrested Thursday and faces felony burglary, arson and criminal mischief charges, according to the New York State Police Department for allegedly breaking into and setting fire to a North Salem home. 

Police say on Dec. 10,  Jeremiah R. Healy, 17, entered a Fox Den Lane home in North Salem by breaking a kitchen window. Once inside the home, Healy is accused of spreading gasoline and setting areas of the house on fire.

Police say they received a call from the property's owners  when they noticed an unfamiliar vehicle pulling out of the driveway as they arrived home. Once inside, they noticed the broken window and the fire damage, according to police.

Sign Up for E-News

The Westchester County Fire Cause and Origin Team determined that the gasoline was spread in several areas of the home, police said. Based on a vague description of the unknown vehicle observed pulling out of the driveway, state police investigators identified Healy as the suspect. Police say the homeowners and Healy did not know each other prior to the incident.

Healy was charged with third-degree arson, a C felony; second-degree burglary, a C felony; and second-degree criminal mischief, a D felony. He was arraigned in the Town of North Salem Court and released on $2,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Jan. 7.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Salem

Upcoming Events

Sat, July 28, 6:30 PM

Weil Preserve, North Salem

Jazz in the Meadow with Bill Evans

Arts & Entertainment Other

Thu, September 6, 6:00 PM

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union

41st Annual Greek Festival

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Exploring Health and Wellness

I’ve decided to devote a lot of time this summer to exploring health and wellness. Being a person who has no preoccupation with age but still has a young child, this is probably not a bad idea. However, full disclosure: we have launched a new healthy lifestyle magazine here at Halston Media, so my pursuit isn’t always just for me. No complaints, though, because I am just embarking on ...