LOSFM: Teens set fire to toilet paper dispenser in Jeanerette park


The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested two teenagers for setting a fire inside of a park bathroom.

According to the LOSFM, the 17 and 16-year-old boys were arrested on one count of simple arson.

Both were released into the custody of their guardians.

Deputies were called to the Jeanerette City Park, earlier this week, to investigate the origin and cause of a fire inside of the men’s bathroom building.

After an assessment of the scene, investigators determined the area of origin was a toilet paper dispenser and that the fire was set intentionally, LOSFM said. 

Through witness statements and collaboration with Jeanerette Police, investigators identified the teens as suspects and brought them in for questioning.

In an interview with deputies, the teens admitted to setting the fire.

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