Chesterton Tribune


CPD: Recycling bin deliberately ignited

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Chesterton Police are investigating the arson on Thursday of a recycling bin at a residence in the 500 block of Wabash Ave.

According to police, at 12:45 p.m. the resident reported returning home to find neighbors dousing a fire at the rear of her property, in the cement and cinder block pit where she keeps her recycling bin and garbage can.

“It appears as though the recycling bin caught fire and spread to one side of the garbage can,” police said. “As the plastic base of the garbage can melted, it tipped over. The damage is limited to the garbage can and recycling bin.”

Police did say that witnesses observed “a couple of people walking east down the alley just before this happened.”

Police estimated damage at $150.



Posted 11/2/2012