4 Teens Caught After Fire Near School Baseball Field

No one was injured in the Monday afternoon incident at Hamlin Elementary School.

Four teens were taken into custody Monday after they were seen running from the scene of a small fire near an elementary school baseball field.

The incident happened at 4:52 p.m. behind in Rochester Hills. 

According to a news release from the , sheriff's deputies and the responded to the call, extinguished the fire and talked to witnesses who reported seeing four subjects around the garbage can right before the fire started.

The teen-agers — two boys, two girls — were located and taken to the Rochester Hills substation for questioning. 

Two of the subjects, 18-year-old and 19-year-old boys, were released pending further investigation. An 18-year-old girl was released to the on one of their outstanding warrants. A 16-year-old girl was released to her parents pending further investigation.

School officials said there was no permanent damage to the field.

Michele Manhire September 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I'm beginning to think we need security cameras at this playground! My family lives in the subdivision adjacent to the playground, and play there often. We also often find all sorts of trash... from used to-go cups and food wrappers, to used condoms (sorry) upon arrival. The last three years we've had slides destroyed, and equipment defaced. Currently, we're still awaiting one of the slides to be replaced; it has had 'caution tape' across it since last winter I think! We've had to ask teenagers to find a new place to hang out quite often, as they block access to the equipment for the kids. Seriously people?? If there are kids who have nothing better to do with their time than deface equipment, break equipment, leave trash, and generally be a nuisance, I've got PLENTY of community service projects that their energy could be better directed to! Very frustrating...
Whatever September 12, 2012 at 04:25 PM
All but one of them were 18+, these aren't kids.


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