Arrest made in West York arson blaze


The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Friday arrested a man wanted in connection with a West York arson blaze.

Rashaad Ali Ibrahim, 32, with a last known address in the 600 block of West Market Street, was arrested without incident by authorities inside a home on South Tremont Street in York City, according to U.S. Marshals.

He was wanted on numerous charges, including arson and risking a catastrophe, in connection with the March fire inside residential garage earlier this year.

Ibrahim was taken to the county's central booking after his arrest and subsequently arraigned on the charges, according to the U.S. Marshals.

He remained in York County Prison on $25,000 bail as of Monday, according to court records.

The fire: Ibrahim is accused of torching his ex-girlfriend's car inside a garage behind 1110 W. Market St. about midnight on March 26. The two had been involved in a domestic dispute about two hours before the fire broke out, borough police said at the time of the blaze.

The West York Fire Department was dispatched to the fire and quickly doused the flames, but the car was destroyed. Authorities determined the car was intentionally set alight.

About 20 minutes before the blaze, Ibrahim was seen buying a pack of lighters and a bottle of lighter fluid from a grocery store about a block from the woman's home. After making the purchase, he was seen walking toward the woman's home, police said.

A person matching his description was seen fleeing the area after the fire, police said.

Court records do not list an attorney for Ibrahim.

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