12-year-old confesses to starting garage fire in north Milwaukee

CREATED Jul 9, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police have arrested a pre-teen for starting a garage fire.

Officials said the 12-year-old boy entered the victim’s garage around 2:30 p.m. on July 7 in the 6900 block of W. Herbert Ave. He told police he poured an accelerant on items in the garage and then used a lighter to ignite the fire.

The suspect ran away from the scene but was located.

Police said he confessed and said he set the garage on fire because he was mad at the owner.