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Two juveniles arrested in connection with 2012 arson

Two juveniles were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly told deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office that they were involved in a 2012 arson.

In September 2012, the two girls, then ages 10 and 11, allegedly decided to burn papers they ripped off a bulletin board in a New Windsor post office and place them in the post office drop box, according to a news release from the State Fire Marshal's Office.

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The fire caused about $500 in damage to the drop box and contents, according to the release.

It was a minor incident, according to Bruce Bouch, spokesman with the Fire Marshal's Office.

"Just two juveniles who got into some mischief," Bouch said.

The two girls were charged with second-degree arson, malicious burning of personal property and malicious destruction of property. They were taken to the Carroll County Department of Juvenile Services and were then released to their parents, according to the release.

The Fire Marshal's Office was able to identify the two suspects in the arson incident because they told deputies they were involved, Bouch said.

"Sometimes you can catch people right away, and sometimes it takes time," Bouch said.

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