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INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: ArsonDate: 04-25-2011
From: Sgt Steve D. HernandezCase or Incident: #110425-005
Summary:On April 25, 2011, at about 9:00 am, the Juneau Police Department received a report of several small fires on the school grounds of Dzantiki Heeni Middle School. Capital City Fire/Rescue along with JPD Officers responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel determined that a privately owned "Port-a-Potty" restroom and a portion of the # 2 baseball field dugout had been intentionally set on fire. The smoldering fires were extinguished by CCFR personnel.

The portable restroom that was located near the field's backstop had been completely destroyed by the fire. A small portion of the dugout had also been damaged by the fire. Replacement value of the restroom is approximately $3000 and repair costs to the dugout are about $1000. Several items of evidential value were identified at the scene and seized into evidence.

If anyone has any information on who might have been involved in the arson they are encouraged to call either the Juneau Police Department at 586-0600 or Juneau Crime Line at their online address of juneaucrimeline.com

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***