JERSEY CITY MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED AGGRAVATED ARSON, ELUDING, TERRORISTIC THREATS AND CONTEMPT

WILDEMAR A. DANGCIL

Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of WILDEMAR A. DANGCIL (DOB: 05/25/1982; married/separated; employed as a laborer) of 103 Gifford Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer In Charge Captain Peter Busciglio.

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Hackensack Police Department received a call from a female stating that her ex-husband, identified as Wildemar DANGCIL, poured gasoline from a red plastic gasoline container around her home knowing she was inside. Hackensack Police Officers responded to investigate and spoke with the caller.

An investigation revealed that Wildemar DANGCIL approached the victim while she was sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle, which was parked in her driveway. Holding a red plastic gasoline container, DANGCIL told his estranged wife that he was going to burn her car with her in it. The victim fled the vehicle and took shelter in her home. DANGCIL then poured gasoline around the residence. Hackensack Police Officers arrived on the scene before DANGCIL was able to ignite the gasoline. They attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop, but DANGCIL ignored their commands and fled.

A short time later, DANGCIL’s unoccupied vehicle was located at a nearby shopping center in Little Ferry, NJ. DANGCIL was found in Teterboro, NJ and arrested by Hackensack Police Officers.

As a result of the investigation, DANGCIL was arrested and charged on June 6, 2019 with one count of Attempted Aggravated Arson, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/17-1a(1), a 2nd degree crime; one count of Eluding, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2b, a 2nd degree crime; one count of Terroristic Threats, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3a, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Contempt Of A Domestic Violence Restraining Order, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9b, a 4th degree crime. DANGCIL was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ, pending a detention hearing on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Hackensack Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

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