Two Vigo County juveniles arrested for arson

Vigo County – Two Juveniles were arrested after emergency services were called to a house fire on September 23, 2021.

Trooper Gerald Stump of the Putnamville State Police Post responded to a residence fire at 1140 North Pointer Street, Terre Haute, Indiana.  Upon his arrival to the residence, he spoke with members of the Seelyville Fire Department who informed him that the residence was abandoned, with no electricity, which led them to believe that the fire was possibly arson.  Trooper Stump also spoke with witnesses in the area, stating that they observed two juveniles running from the residence prior to seeing the smoke.

Master Trooper Detectives Jason Schofstall and Angie Hahn from the Putnamville State Police Post then took over the investigation. During the course of the investigation it was discovered that two juveniles had allegedly broken into the residence located at 1140 North Pointer Street, damaged property within the residence and set a fire inside.   

The two juveniles were arrested for arson, burglary, criminal mischief damage of at least $50,000 and criminal trespass.

After a complete review of the investigation, the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office requested a warrant to be issued for the two juveniles’ arrest.  Arrest warrants were issued by the Vigo County Juvenile Court. Both juveniles were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Vigo County Juvenile Detention Center.  

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