Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Arsonists At Work in Putnam County

The Putnam County sheriff's department is looking into a number of incidents reported in recent days in which vandals are setting hay bales and farm buildings on fire. The sheriff's department says at least three incidents have been reported along Moss Road, Landscape Road and Lollar Road. The Putnam County fire department was able to put out the blazes each time, but substantial damage was done, and detectives say they suspect the cases may be related to the fact that school is out this week or that Halloween is coming up. In either case, they warn the firebugs that arson is a felony punishable by up to twelve years in prison.