Man charged in setting dumpsters ablaze in W.H.


A Queens man was sentenced to jail time on Feb. 26 after pleading guilty to setting fire to four dumpsters in West Hempstead last July.

On July 4, Borg, 25, was arrested after setting fire to dumpsters located along Hempstead Turnpike starting at 5 a.m., police said, damaging a Town of Hempstead light pole in the process. He also used newspapers to kindle the fire at his last location, a CVS in the 600 block of Hempstead Turnpike.

Borg was charged with two counts of fifth-degree arson and sentenced to 60 days in jail, followed by two years’ probation, with $1,400 restitution.

He pleaded guilty to these charges, which are classified as a misdemeanor, last August.

Assistant District Attorney Christine Geier, of Nassau County DA Rice’s County Court Trial Bureau, is prosecuting the case, while Borg is represented by Eric Sachs.