4 arrested after fire set inside park restroom

4 arrested after fire set inside park restroom

STEELE, MO (KAIT) - Four people, including a couple of juveniles, were arrested after a fire was set inside the restroom of a park.

Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield said his officers were called to a fire set at Joe Saliba Park on Sept. 22.

The fire was set inside the men's restroom. Officers reportedly found burned paper on the floor.

There was no structure damage, however, a missing trash can was found to be damaged by the fire.

Stanfield said during the course of the investigation two unnamed 17-year-old men from Steele admitted to police they deliberately set the fire.

The two were charged with negligent burning and property damage. They were released with summons to appear in court.

Also, two unnamed juveniles from Steele have been turned over to Pemiscot County juvenile authorities, according to Stanfield.

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