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Charles City youth detained in connection with train car fire; vandalism

On March 23rd in Charles City, a fire broke out in an idle train-car on the 1100 block of E Street. The Charles City Police Department was dispatched to check out a vandalism report and found the three youth boys who were responsible. According to the Courier, as the police talked to the boys, they noticed a fire in a nearby train car. 

A combination of the Charles City, Cowell, and Floyd fire departments put out the fire.

According to the Courier, the kids were charged with criminal mischief for breaking camper, car, and bus windows. As well as an arson charge for the train-car fire.

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