Second teen charged in March Mt. Carmel arson
MOUNT CARMEL - A second borough teen was charged in juvenile court related to a March 17 arson at a vacant property.
A 13-year-old male was charged by Patrolman Jason Drumheller with criminal trespass and failure to prevent a catastrophe. The teen had cooperated with police and the charges were expected.
Another 13-year-old borough teen was found guilty in juvenile court on a felony count of arson and misdemeanors of reckless endangerment and criminal trespass.
He had been detained at Northwestern Academy, Coal Township, prior to the March 21 hearing when he was placed on house arrest and was to be monitored by juvenile probation officers.
Police had previously said the adjudicated teen admitted setting a blanket or curtain on fire in the basement of 207 N. Chestnut St. in order to stay warm. The basement sustained heavy damage.