The following message from Montclair State University Police Chief Paul M. Cell was sent to the University Community today:
investigation by the Montclair State University Police Department in
collaboration with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bureau
Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the New Jersey State Fire
Office, the Wanaque Police Department, and the Little Falls Fire
arrest has been made in the recent string of intentionally-set fires on
Steven Romano, a sophomore at
He has been charged with 13 counts of aggravated arson, a second-degree crime that carries penalties of up to $100,000 in fines and/or 10-12 years incarceration. He is currently being held on $200,000 bail.
members of the University community for extending their cooperation to
Police Department during this investigation.
The safety and security of our University is a high priority,
rely on the cooperation of all our students, faculty, and staff to keep
campus a safe environment.
Montclair State University Police