Thursday, November 19, 2015

8 COUNTS: Juvenile Charged In Arson Fire That Displaced 6, Killed 2 Dogs

A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged with eight felony counts of aggravated arson/known person present in conjunction with a fire last week that displaced six people in the North Center area.

The fire, which broke out in trash that had been stored under a wooden rear porch, ripped through a three-flat building in the 1900 block of W. Diversey.

While all of the human occupants of the building survived, two dogs died in the fire.

The boy's name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

A series of at least 20 fires was reported in the area around the Diversey blaze in the past month.

Investigators continue to look into other suspicious fires, at least one of which is believed to have been set by a middle-aged man with a "homeless" appearance.

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9 comments:

  1. Oh thank God they got this malicious thug! For those of us who treasure our pooches, that horror pierced our ♥'s deeply. And to think a teenager would intentionally cause such hateful damage/danger, putting poor folks out of their home .. well, this world is getting too frightening anymore. Thank you SO much, CPD and CFD... God bless you and keep you safe! News saying he will be charged as a juvenile .. what'll that mean for keeping him off the streets?

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    1. ".....he will be charged as a juvenile .. what'll that mean for keeping him off the streets?"

      Exactly. A 17-year-old knew damn well that what he was doing was malicious, dangerous and WRONG! It's not like a 5-year-old got a hold of some matches and accidentally set something on fire. Big difference. He should be charged as an adult.

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  2. He is 17 and being charged as a juvenile. He will be out before Christmas. Hope the occupants go after the juvenile's parents.

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  3. Why is he being charged as a juvenile? At 17 he knows the difference between right and wrong. This is a travesty. My heart goes out to those who lost their pets and homes and I will continue to pray for them. Is there a donation site for them? I would like to help if they need anything.

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    1. RIDICULOUS!! A trash can is melted to the ground by us, and our neighbors garage is severely damaged. This kid needs counselling along with detention. Arson is a serious mental issue.

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    2. He is being charged as a juvenile because our illustrious politicians in springfield and cook county changed the law from being an adult from 17 to 18 a few years ago. soon it will be 21, then 25. no one takes responsibility for their actions ever, anymore. this 17 year "boy" committed the worse of the worst felony's, arson that has no legal statue of limitations, meaning he could be prosecuted if caught 50 years from now because we all know death by fire is heinous and kids, men and women, and even dogs lose their lives from it, fire burns are the worst of worse pain, and people lose their shelter and yet our pathetic sad county and state system charge this "kid" as a juvenile and in a few months when he turns 18, he will have a squeaky clean criminal adult record so he can get hired as a fire fighter, cop, or pilot. If you think Im inaccurate look up the law yourself.There should be outrage about this but there won't be because we as a city have become immune to undeserved compassion and outrageous behavior and pathetic excuses. Reason people commit crimes because it truly does pay nowadays and there are absolutely no consequences due to the people who dumb voters keep electing. Look at every election from alderman to judges, congress, to cook county president and sheriff. Perfect example is the woman who allegedly threw her baby out the 8th floor window, just born!!! People are already coming to her defense at court and in the media. This city is plagued with apathy for the wrong people instead of that poor broken baby having 1 minute of life before being smashed to pieces like he was taco bell wrapper. Not only is she sick and deserving of the death penalty with a quick trial under a year, even if we were to have one anymore thanks to George Ryan doing away with it, her supporters should be held accountable and chastised for even fathoming the idea to defend and show support for a baby murderer, allegedly, until proven in court of course

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  4. People in the area should be protesting this punk being charged as a juvenile. If he had killed my 2 dogs, I would find him and make him pay dearly. I think someday that's what it will come down to. When serious crimes are treated like nothing at all, the house needs cleaning from the top down. But every election people seem to forget the records of judges and politicians and vote them back in.

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  5. As a juvenile you can go after mom and dad for damages.

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