Suspicious fires investigation leads to arrest of juveniles

Posted: Feb. 28, 2013 11:22 am Updated: Mar. 14, 2013 6:15 pm

NEW LONDON, Mo. -- A joint investigation into three suspicious fires and a late 2012 burglary has led to the arrest of an unnamed number of Ralls County juveniles.

Ralls County Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie said his department and the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office investigated three fires in the Saverton area between September and Jan. 26 this year. He said were intentionally set.

The investigation also included the burglary of the Saverton Community Center in late 2012.

Dinwiddie did not say how many juveniles were arrested or release their names. The juveniles are now under the jurisdiction of the 10th Circuit Juvenile Office.