3 teens arrested in Creswell fire, linked to other fires

All 3 teens are from Creswell

Images of the Creswell Forest Products Mill Fire (Courtesy to KOIN)
Images of the Creswell Forest Products Mill Fire (Courtesy to KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One 16-year-old boy and two 13-year-old boys are facing multiple charges after a Lane County Sheriff’s Office investigation determined they started a fire at a Creswell mill on Sunday.

Investigators, according to a press release, linked 3 others fires — including one at the same location on Oct. 8 — and minor thefts to the three suspects. One of the suspect was also connected with a separate residential fire.

The mill fire, which happened on Sunday night, forced one residential family to evacuate.

All 3 suspects are cooperating with the sheriff’s and were lodged at the Lane County Juvenile Justice Center. Here are the charges they’re facing:

  • First-degree arson
  • Second-degree arson
  • First-degree criminal mischief
  • Reckless burning
  • First-degree burglary
  • Second-degree burglary
Images of the Creswell Forest Products Mill Fire (Courtesy to KOIN)