Four teens on firebug charges

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Last updated 05:00 11/03/2014

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Four Pukekohe teenagers have been arrested in connection with 13 suspicious fires lit in the town since the start of this year.

Last week, Detective Inspector Craig Bolton of the Counties Manukau Police and his six-person investigative team were called to Pukekohe to investigate 30 suspicious fires since October 2013. They interviewed five people, of which four were arrested and charged.

A youth, 18, was charged with arson and seven counts of wilful damage, a 17-year-old youth was charged with four counts of wilful damage, a boy, 16, was charged with one count of arson and five counts of wilful damage and another boy, 16, was charged with one count of wilful damage.

The arson charges relate to a fire at Pukekohe Hill School on January 28, which caused $15,000 damage to its senior playground.

The 17 and 18-year-olds will appear in Pukekohe District Court this week and the 16-year-olds have been referred to Youth Aid.

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- Waikato Times

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