Two Boys Arrested for Burning Antioch City Park Play Structure

The play structure at Antioch City Park at A and 10th Streets was severely damaged by fire, recently. Two Antioch boys were arrested for arson in the case, this week.

By Sergeant Morefield, Investigations Bureau, Antioch Police Department

On Sunday, September 17, 2012 at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers responded to a report of a fire at the Antioch City Park. They arrived on scene as the Contra Costa County Fire Department was extinguishing a large fire at the toddler play structure near the south side of the playground area. The firefighters were able to eventually extinguish the flames, but the play structure was completely destroyed. At the time of this initial investigation, the cause of the fire was undetermined.

Several days later, the Antioch Police Department received a tip that the fire at City Park may have been intentionally set. Following up on that lead, APD Detectives were able to locate the two responsible juveniles and arrest them in this case. The two responsible males, age 14 and 17 and both Antioch residents were arrested for arson and are currently being held at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Martinez.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Matt Koch at (925)779-6895. Anonymous tips may also be texted to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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One Comment to “Two Boys Arrested for Burning Antioch City Park Play Structure”

  1. Jim Marchetti says:

    GOOD! Glad they caught the little twerps.

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