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12-year-old charged after suspicious fire in Consecon

By Alana Pickrell  [1]

BELLEVILLE – A 12-year-old boy has been charged after a fire at a trailer just outside of the Prince Edward County hamlet of Consecon [2] Tuesday evening.

The Prince Edward County OPP [3] were called to investigate the fire on County Road 39 at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. The officers determined that there was criminal activity behind the fire, according to detachment spokesperson Const. Connor Durkin.

The 12-year-old boy was subsequently charged with breaking and entering, commit an indictable offence and arson.  An 11-year-old boy was also involved, according to police, but will not be charged as he has not reached the age of criminal responsibility.

The 12-year-old was scheduled to appear in court in Belleville Wednesday.