- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy accused in two separate incidents of arson that occurred on New Year’s Eve has denied two felony counts of the crime.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1P5UbqQ ) the teen entered the pleas Monday in Bennington criminal court.

A homeowner on Bennington’s Old Mill Road notified police that he found a rear door of his vehicle open on the morning of Dec. 31. The man also reported finding a partially burned dollar bill and other charred papers in his porch.

Trooper Travis Hess says one of the papers was a schedule for a treatment facility bearing the teen’s name.

After investigating the first incident, a woman two houses down reported finding the scorched remains of her Christmas wreath.

Hess says the boy admitted to his role in the fires.


Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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