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Incident Report for Case #2013-124017

Incident Type

Damaged Property

Incident Date

05/02/2013 - 12:30 AM


1802 Regent St. (Randall Elementary School)


Earlier this week, Madison Police and Fire investigators were able to identify and speak to a 17 year old male suspect in last week's playground fire at Randall Elementary School.  The young man admitted to causing the damage and described how the fire resulted from a fireworks related high school prom prank.  The suspect was remorseful and apologetic to investigators about the damage he caused.

At this time, no arrest or charges have placed against the suspect.  South District detectives will be meeting with the Dane County District Attorneys Office in the near future to discuss appropriate charges and a resolution for the case.

Last updated 05/09/2013 at 2:43 PM by Capt. Joe Balles


An early morning fire caused substantial damage to playground equipment at Randall Elementary School, 1802 Regent St. Police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the school's playground around 12:30 a.m. after a citizen called 911. Shredded tire chips contributed to the fire's spread. The cause of the blaze is under investigation by both the MPD and the MFD. Anyone with information is urged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers

Released 05/02/2013 at 8:54 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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