October 5, 2011 in News

Juvenile detained for overnight arsons

 

A juvenile faces arson and theft charges for allegedly setting fires in Spokane Valley and stealing a bicycle from Liberty Lake.

The 15-year-old, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, admitted to lighting three large trash bins on fire, as well as some bushes a few blocks away, according to a Spokane Valley Fire Department news release.

After being detained, he also admitted to stealing a bicycle from Liberty Lake. He faces four counts of second-degree arson and one count of third-degree theft.

At 12:41 a.m. today, someone reported seeing the Dumpsters on fire behind businesses at 13817 E. Sprague Ave. and 20 N. Evergreen Rd. The fires were quickly extinguished.

At 9 a.m., investigators learned another fire had been set in some bushes at Numerica Credit Union at 14610 E. Sprague Ave. That fire only damaged the bushes, the news release said, but damage to the trash bins was $1,700.

Anyone missing a ten-speed bike in the Liberty Lake area should call the Fire Department at (509) 928-1700 and describe the bike.


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