Boys start fire in carport | TahoeDailyTribune.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Boys start fire in carport

Christina Proctor

Three South Lake Tahoe boys were cited for arson Monday afternoon after a fire in an Edgewood Circle home’s carport.

According to the South Lake Tahoe police, a neighbor working in his yard saw three young boys walking by his residence in the 900 block of Edgewood Circle. The boys reportedly passed the house three times within a 15-minute time period around 1:40 p.m.

He said the boys walked away quickly and he saw smoke coming from the carport.

The neighbor called 911 and extinguished the fire before emergency personnel arrived. The fire was started with gasoline, paint, and a cardboard box, according to investigators. The doorway of the residence showed signs of attempted entry into the vacant house. Police said the door knob was partially destroyed.

The three boys were contacted, one had white paint on his body and clothes. Police said the boys, 8, 7, and 9, were fully cooperative. They were all cited for arson and released to their parents.

Tahoe Daily Tribune E-mail: tribune@tahoe.com

Visitors Guide | News | Diversions | Marketplace | Weather | Community

Copyright, tahoe.com. Materials contained within this site may

not be used without permission.

About tahoe.com…


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User