Suspects arrested in holiday vandalism: Fire set to holiday decorations, three juveniles charged


Three juveniles have been arrested for setting fire to holiday decorations and damaging mailboxes in Woodmoor and Kings Deer.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office received reports from multiple residents on the morning of Dec. 30 that their outdoor holiday decorations had been burned and some had significant damage done to their mailboxes as well. Deputies and arson investigators went to the residents to investigate and confirmed fires had been set.

Lt. Jeff Kramer said vandals had hit at least eight different locations on North Sherwood Glen, South Sherwood Glen, Royal Archers Lane, White Fawn Drive and Winding Hills Way. He said several hundred dollars' worth of damage was done to the decorations and mailboxes but no structures were damaged.

After an investigation the sheriff's office identified three suspects. The three juveniles were each charged with Second Degree Arson which is a Class 4 felony and Criminal Mischief which is a Class 1 misdemeanor. They were released to the custody of their parents.


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