Trash cans set ablaze at Eagle Park

Blazes extinguished, police think two teens are culprits

Police believe two teenage boys are responsible for setting a pair of fires inside of a garbage can and a recycling can at Eagle Park in the 600 block of Franklin Street on June 6.

According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, an officer on patrol came upon the first fire in a recycling can near the the park's playground and bathrooms at about 11:15 p.m. He put the fire out with a fire extinguisher he had in his squad car.

Firefighters, who arrived after the officer spotted the first fire, found another small blaze in a trash can in the northeast corner of the park, which they put out, Wylie said.

One witness saw two boys who were standing near the recycling bin before the fire started and ran away from the blaze afterward, Wylie said. One of the boys was described as a white male, about 14 years old, with shoulder-length blond hair; the other boy was only described as a youth wearing a white shirt. Both were last seen running north toward Church Street.


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Posted by Rex Manor
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Oh, the humanity!

That's some textbook teenage boy stuff right there.

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Posted by sparty
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

"white male, about 14 years old, with shoulder-length blond hair"

anyone who spends time in this area knows there is only ONE kid who fits this description and he is always just hanging out in the area.

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Posted by Sheesh
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 12, 2012 at 8:31 pm

It takes a monumental lack of imagination to be entertained by a burning trash can. Another argument in favor of mandatory summer school.

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