Group of Maine Teens Allegedly Set Fireworks Off Inside Home, Lit House on Fire Police Say
A group of Maine teenagers were taken into custody and subsequently released to their parents after an incident that occurred on Wednesday afternoon.
According to an article published by WGME 13, a witness called in to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office at about 3:15 on Wednesday afternoon and reported to officials that they had seen a 'group of teens' walking around at an abandoned home on Clewleyville Road in Eddington, Maine.
When Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene on Clewleyville Road, they say they saw the group of teenagers running into the woods while smoke was coming from the abandoned house.
Reports indicate that police discovered fireworks had been set off inside of the home and that the teens had allegedly attempted to light insulation inside the walls on fire. Officials were able to quickly eliminate the threat of fire and conducted a search of the house.
During their search, police came across a 15-year-old boy that had been hiding down in the basement of the house. Police then expanded their search to include the woods around the home, and that's when they say they located the rest of the group, WGME said.
The teens were then taken into custody and charged with undisclosed crimes before being turned back over to their parents.
WGME reports that the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation saying that similar acts of vandalism have occurred in the area in recent weeks.
This is a developing story that we will continue to keep updated as more information becomes available to us.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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