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Posted on: April 16, 2018
[ARCHIVED] Durham Police Arrest Arson Suspect
Durham Police Arrest Arson Suspect
Officers from the Durham Police Department (DPD) and firefighters from the Durham Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 1 Old Trail Drive at the Treyburn Country Club tennis complex shortly after 4 a.m. today.
When Fire Department personnel arrived at the scene the building was totally engulfed in flames. The fire was deemed arson and a witness at the scene was able to identify a suspect, Steven Watts, 18, who was eventually arrested by DPD officers.
Watts was charged with arson of a commercial building, breaking and entering, and larceny after a break-in. There were no injuries from the fire. The investigation in on-going.
The Bahama Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the call.