Posted by Real-Time News.
Witnesses tell police the woman threatens to burn down an apartment building, records say.
A Slatington woman is accused of lighting papers and steel wool pads on a stove in an attempt to burn down an apartment building, borough police said.
Jor Elize Cruz, 19, who lives in the apartment building in the first block of South Fourth Street, is charged with making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. She was sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Borough police said they were called at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday for a woman threatening to set the apartment building on fire.
When officers arrived, they found a group of people outside the complex yelling at Cruz, records say. Witnesses said Cruz threatened to burn down the building, according to police.
Bernalise Mato, Cruz’s niece, told officers Cruz put papers and steel wool pads on the stove in her apartment and they started smoking, records say.
Anthony Munoz told police he pulled the items off the stove, and turned the stove off, records say.