Juveniles set fire to playground equipment

August 1, 2018

KANKAKEE — A group of juveniles allegedly set fire to playground equipment at a park in the 200 block of North Hobbie Avenue on Monday.

According to Kankakee police, all but one of the juveniles had fled prior to officers arriving at 5:43 p.m. A juvenile was detained and denied lighting the fire but admitted to being in the park at the time. The juvenile was released into the custody of his mother.

Kankakee firefighters put out the smoldering playground equipment.

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