Police: 13-year-old arson suspect turns self in
A 13-year-old girl who was wanted in connection with two arson fires in Harrisburg last week–turned herself over to police on Monday, police said. The juvenile and her mother arrived at the Harrisburg City police station late in the afternoon. Police say the teen is charged with arson, risking a catastrophe, criminal conspiracy and violating curfew.
The girl was originally supposed to surrender to police on Friday.
She was taken to the Dauphin County Booking Center for processing and then released back into the custody of her mother.
Investigators say the Dauphin County Juvenile Probation Department will take over her case.
Two 18-year-old women have already been charged in connection with the fires that damaged several homes along the 2000 block of Susquehanna Street and the 2100 block of Penn Street last week.
Alexis Poteat is charged with arson, risking catastrophe and conspiracy to commit arson.
Aliah Alli is charged with conspiracy in connection with the fires.
The fire on July 8 displaced 18 people on Susquehanna Street and damaged several homes. No one was injured.
The investigation is ongoing.