The following report appeared in the most recently released crime blotter by the Belleville Police Department:
5:10 p.m. ARSON - 2700 block of Brookmeadow Drive. The victim, a 37-year-old male, reported a juvenile neighbor, a 14-year-old boy, advised him he extinguished a small fire next to the victim's house with a garden hose. The victim observed a small bare spot next to his house, melted siding and a burnt pack of matches. The victim stated a similar incident occurred about nine months ago.
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