Arrest Made For Playground Fire On School Grounds
In July, the El Paso Fire Department were investigating 6 fires involving playground equipment at city parks. There has now been an arrest in at least one case.
In July the El Paso Fire Department notified the public of 6 fires that involved playground equipment. Now the EPFD, along with Crime Stoppers of El Paso, have announced that they have made an arrest in one of the playground fires. There has been an arrest in the playground fire at the 7900 block of Santa Monica Court. A 12 year-old male has been arrested and was taken into custody on August 23rd. The juvenile has been charged with violation of Texas Penal Code Offense 28.03 - Criminal Mischief 1st Degree Felony.
The boy lives in the area where the fire happened and attends the school where the playground was damaged. There is no word on if there are any suspects or arrests for the other fires that involved playground equipment in city parks.