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Cops: 3 Face Arson Charges

Three men from the Syosset and Woodbury community accused of setting fire to car, cops say.

Three men face arson charges after Nassau County Police say they lit a car on fire last week and caused over $2,000 of damage.

According to detectives, the interior of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra belonging to an unidentified 18-year-old man was set on fire March 29. The incident took place between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The car sustained over $2,000 in damages, according to police.

No one was harmed in the incident, cops said.

On Thursday, detectives say they located and arrested Jasheer Kareem, 17, of Syosset; Sulaiman Wardak, 20, of Woodbury; and Brian Weiss, 17, of Syosset, after a nearly week-long investigation and charged them with the crime.

All three are charged with third degree arson, detectives said. The three men will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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Grifhunter April 12, 2013 at 06:58 AM
Arson is no joke. Innocent homes, people and firefighters are put at risk: throw the book at these smirking perps.
Susan April 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Finally! These are the same kids who drive through my neighborhood at ridiculous speeds regardless of children playing, people walking dogs.
Grifhunter April 12, 2013 at 06:49 PM
I see even the criminals are taking those "co-exist" bumbers stickers seriously. What happened to the 5 other comments?
DDB April 12, 2013 at 06:55 PM
It's good to see children of different ethnic backgrounds joining together.
Concerned parent April 12, 2013 at 07:24 PM
I would hope the high-school does not allow them to come back and the parents should be involved in their children's actions.
Andrew April 12, 2013 at 07:44 PM
well if you saying that the high-school should not allow them to come back then its just like saying these kids should not become better people in the future, its basically telling them to become even worst contribution to society. and if you think these kids are bad, then what about the other students that do drugs? There are many kids in the high-school that smoke, wether if its marijuana or cigarettes. should't they be arrested and be removed from school also?
Laura April 12, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Andrew- are you really implying that someone who smokes cigarettes - which is legal - or smokes pot should suffer the same consequences as someone who lights someone's car on fire? Whether it's pot or cigarettes, it's not putting anyone else's life at risk besides their own. I understand that they should be given equal opportunity to education because that is important, but don't you think that they are old enough to tell between right and wrong? They knew exactly what they were doing... hopefully when this is said and done, whatever the outcome may be, they learn from their stupid "mistake".
Andrew April 12, 2013 at 09:41 PM
here's another problem, they did not light the entire car on fire. They burnt a very small hole in the seat. There was no exploding cars or anything what so ever. what i said before is just my option, and i don't think age matters at all when making a option.
Suspended child April 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Laura, they made a whole in the carseat using a lighter, they didnt light the car on fire.
Johnny April 13, 2013 at 12:49 AM
They burnt a small hole in a seat... calm down!
Johnny April 13, 2013 at 12:52 AM
So burning a hole in a seat is putting fireman at risk? learn the whole story and see a picture of what happened before you comment that and by the way you judging them sounds really nice considering you are probably an adult
Jim April 13, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Seems like a lot of people know a lot about this case. Maybe all of these comments that have direct knowledge of the case should talk to the police.
Aaron April 13, 2013 at 03:13 PM
I know Sulaiman Wardak. He's my friend and actually a pretty good kid. He's not a genius, but I know he's not a bad kid. I don't know what happened, but I'm sure there's more to the story.
Sapna Victoria April 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM
People make mistakes. People are ignorant and make stupid decisions while being a teenager. But commenting negative things that they can see making them upset is just doing wrong by how they will feel when they see it. The media blew a lot out of proportion and only they will know the real story.
Andrew April 14, 2013 at 04:11 AM
the damage was so minute that it doesn't cost $2000 to repair. it cost about $250. it will cost more than $2000 is because if you do a upgrade and get an more expensive seat then it will cost more than $2000. i tried to upload the photo of the damage to the news media, but it was taken down.
Andrew April 14, 2013 at 04:13 AM
i really don't like how their deleting comments that they don't want to see, last time i check this site is to bring our local news. and us as a community should have a say no matter what, our comments should not be deleted.
dave April 14, 2013 at 05:04 AM
This is completely bs that the names of these kids are put on the google for a stupid accident/mistake that happen. What do u thunk happened if it was only 2k in estimated damage. If it was anything on purpose it would have been more than that believe me! Stop these stupid news outlets for ruining kids names for bs reasons to sell papers. How are these kid going to find jobs if their names are all over google for a charge. Not even a conviction. Complete BS. I would sue the crap of these reporters.
Andrew April 15, 2013 at 02:15 AM
THANK YOU!
Andrew April 15, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Yes sapna thank you
js April 15, 2013 at 06:03 PM
mistakes happen?? they are not 2 years old,at that age you make mistakes,not in your teens or 20's.,kids today need to be beaten like in the ole days,show some respect,and dont coddle your little angels,cause there not...
ed adrion April 15, 2013 at 06:56 PM
actions should have consequences, no?

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