Teenage boys accused of stealing lawn mower, setting it on fire

Posted Aug. 06, 2012, at 1:39 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A pair of teenagers are facing arson charges stemming from a case in which they stole a lawn mower and set it on fire, according to police.

Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said the case involved two boys, ages 14 and 13, who stole a lawn mower from a Silver Street residence on July 27.

After stealing the mower, the boys pushed it into nearby woods and set it on fire, destroying the machine, according to Rumsey.

Following an investigation, both boys were summoned Monday and charged with arson and theft, Rumsey said.

The state fire marshal’s office and the Waterville Fire Department assisted in the investigation.