Youth Charged With Arson in East Windsor Playground Fires

A 15-year-old Windsor boy is charged with two counts of arson related to fires at playgrounds.

Officers were called to the park on Dawson Road north of South National around 5:20 pm for a fire where there was extensive damage to the equipment.


The aftermath of a fire at the Dawson Rd. playground in east Windsor on April 10, 2019 (Photo by AM800's Zander Broeckel)

They were alerted to another earlier fire at the Francois Court Park that caused minimal damage.

Their investigation was able to identify a suspect and at 7:30 pm the suspect was arrested at a residence on Dawson near Wyandotte St.

The Forensic Identification Unit attended and processed the scenes and the matter remains under active investigation by the Arson Unit.