3 Teens Face Arson Charges In South Jersey
Arson and criminal mischief charges have been filed against three teens accused of setting three small fires in south Jersey’s Hamilton Township.
No injuries were reported in the fires only caused minor damage.
The first fire was reported around 11:20 a.m. at the athletic fields at Underhill Park. Responding police officers found two trash cans had been set on fire close to the field house.
Two more fires were discovered a short time later at a former middle school. It appeared that a trash can full of leaves had been set on fire on the school steps, while another fire was set in a large trash bin.
The three juveniles, two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old, were later arrested at Underhill Park.
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