West Chester Police charged the teen with misdemeanor criminal trespass and criminal damaging in March 2016. He stayed in the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center for 15 days and was placed on probation and given a $10 fine plus court costs.
Since March 2016, the teen has received 13 probation violations that have sent him back to JDC multiple times, and placed him on house arrest multiple time. He was also charged with truancy by Hamilton City Schools in February 2017.
A pre-trial hearing was set for Sept. 3. He will remain housed in the county juvenile detention center until the next hearing.
According to juvenile court documents, the teen trespassed at 999 Laurel Avenue with the intention of committing a crime, and once inside, he started a fire that not only caused damage to the unoccupied structure but damaged six other houses that were occupied at 4:45 a.m.
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