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4 juveniles charged for starting dumpster fires in Medina

Staff Reports Posted 22 February 2017 at 9:58 am

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department has charged four youths with arson in the fifth degree for allegedly setting dumpster fires on Monday.

The Police Department and Fire Department were called at about 7:20 p.m. on Monday to a dumpster fire at the United Memorial Medical Center’s OB/GYN Office, 11125 Maple Ridge Rd. The fire was contained in the dumpster with the Medina Fire Department quickly extinguished it.

Later on Monday at 8:07 p.m., police officers and firefighters responded to a dumpster fire at the Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God, 324 Catherine St. Again, the fire was contained to the dumpster with the Medina Fire Department extinguishing it, the Police Department said today.

After a short investigation by Medina Police Officer Marsceill and Medina Police Officer Collins, it was found that four juveniles allegedly started both fires. All four juveniles were issued appearance tickets for arson in the 5th degree and were released to their parents. No injuries were reported.

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