Sunday, December 9, 2018



Twelve-year-olds arrested for arson

CHATHAM – State Police in Columbia County have arrested two 12-year-olds on charges of arson.

At about 5:40 p.m. on Friday, December 7, Columbia County 911 dispatched Chatham Fire and Police personnel to a report of a brush fire at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Firefighters extinguished a small fire near a building.

At about 7:15 p.m., Chatham firefighters were called to a separate brush fire at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in the Village of Chatham.

Following investigation by local and State Police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Livingston barracks, it was determined the two youths were responsible for setting several fires in the village that evening.

Both juveniles were issued family court appearance tickets.


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