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Two teens arrested in connection with Bluffs stadium fire


August 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Council Bluffs say two teens were arrested Sunday, in connection with the August 14th fire in an office trailer near the Pirate Cover Water Park. The early morning blaze spread to a nearby storage shed and destroyed several pieces of equipment valued at more than $100,000. Both buildings are owned by the Council Bluffs Community School District.

According to Council Bluffs Police Detective Jon Clark, a 14-year old boy was arrested Sunday and released to the custody of his parents. A 17-year old was also taken into custody, and was being held Monday at the Southwest Iowa Juvenile Detention Center. The teens’ names were not released. They’ve been charged with suspicion of second-degree arson and conspiracy.

Detective Clark says both teens have admitted to their involvement in the case, but he declined to elaborate on how the fire started.