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Subject: Crime Line Crime of the WeekDate: 05-16-2014 09:05:35
From: Lieutenant Kris SellCase or Incident: #140508-012
Summary:

On May 8th, 2014, three juveiles approximately 8 years old are suspected of starting two fires near homes on Miner Driver. Two boys and one girl were seen leaving the area. Investigators found small pieces of paper with burnt edges, a white Bic lighter, and an empty plastic bottle that smelled of gasoline.

Given the age of the children, they are not likely candidates for criminal consequences. Given the potential danger of the children continuing to start fires, JPD would like to identify the children, consult with partents, and provide education and counseling about the dangers of playing with fire.
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 ***