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Teen headed to juvenile court for alleged involvement in fire

A southern California teenager was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in a fire at an airport. He was transported to a juvenile detention center shortly after his arrest. It is unknown if a date has been set for his case to be heard in juvenile court.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on Feb. 1 for his alleged involvement in starting a fire at the Southern California Logistics Airport. Witnesses claim to have seen a vehicle driving away shortly after the fire broke out. Authorities quickly located the vehicle, which they claim had stolen property inside. A search warrant was later issued for the teenager's home, where more stolen property was allegedly found.

At this time, the charges against the accused include suspicion of arson and the possession of stolen property. As of the latest report, this individual was still being held at the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center. Police are still investigating this young man's case. Anyone with information is being asked to please come forward.

Teenagers who have been charged with criminal activities are likely to have various questions about the juvenile court process. This young man has the right to retain legal counsel, who will be able to walk him through every step and provide representation for him in court. Fighting juvenile crime cases is different than fighting adult crime cases -- as the end goal is rehabilitation rather than punishment. However, this does not mean that any potential consequences will not greatly affect a young person's life. With legal assistance, the accused in this case can fight for an outcome that best benefits him both now and in the future.

Source: pe.com, "VICTORVILLE: Fire at airport prompts teen's arrest", Anne Millerbernd, Feb. 3, 2016

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