A FINKS motorcycle gang member set fire to two vehicles parked in the driveway of a Maryland home as the occupants slept, police allege.
The member of the outlaw motorcycle group was charged this week over the fires that were lit in November last year, police said in a statement on Thursday.
About 1am on Thursday, November 2, two men were at their home on Berrico Avenue, Maryland, when they were woken by a man telling them two vehicles in the driveway were on fire.
Fire & Rescue NSW were called and extinguished the fires but two Hi-Ace vans were destroyed, police said.
Following inquiries, a 28-year-old man attended Newcastle City police station on Wednesday where he was charged with two counts of maliciously destroy property by fire, police said.
He was refused bail and will face Newcastle Local Court.