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16-year-old boys face arson counts in Lafayette

UPDATE: Lafayette police announced Thursday night that two arrests were made in relation to the arsons on Olympia Drive. Two 16-year-old boys were arrested for multiple counts of felony arson. They were transported to the juvenile intake facility in Tippecanoe County for processing. The boys were not identified by police.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Southeastern Lafayette has suffered multiple accounts of arson over the past few months.

The Lafayette Police Department and Fire Department are working together to find two suspects believed to be involved in setting fire to a multitude of different vehicles and public property on Olympia Drive. These reports of arson include:

  • Sept. 17– Damage to vehicles and construction equipment
  • Sept. 18 — Damage to vehicles
  • Oct. 2 — Damage to semitractor tractors
  • Dec. 12 — Damage to vehicles
  • Jan. 2 — Damage to a truck and trailer

Investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for tips that lead to a prosecution.

Anyone with more information or tips was encouraged either to call 800-382-4628 or visit

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