Neighborhood Watch: Teen arrested for arson; OPD looking for shoplifter

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TRI-STATE (WFIE) - An Evansville teenager has been arrested for burning a vacant house with the help of three juveniles.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Derrick Jenkins admitted to starting a fire in the 5400 block of Bayou Creek Road. All three juveniles confessed to their involvement.

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Neighborhood watch (Source: wfie)

Jenkins says they poured gasoline inside the house and used a cigarette lighter to ignite it.

Jenkins’ charges include burglary, arson, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

No one was hurt in the fire, but there was $25,000 worth of damage to the house.


The Owensboro Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a shoplifter.

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Neighborhood watch (Source: owensboro police department)

OPD says the theft took place at Wal-Mart.

If you recognize him or know anything about this, call OPD at 270-687-8888 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

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