Pair accused of stealing, torching car

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – Lewiston Police arrested two people late Wednesday night they say stole a vehicle and then set it on fire.

Officers were called to the 2200 block of Saunders Settlement Road around 11 p.m. on reports of a car on fire. After investigating what took place, police arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with third degree arson, criminal possession of stolen property and reckless endangerment of property.

A 23-year-old woman was also arrested on charges of criminal possession of stolen property.

Police say both suspects are from Niagara Falls, which is where the vehicle was stolen. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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