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Clayton holds community meeting on fires

Posted May 12, 2010

— Clayton authorities held a community meeting Wednesday evening to discuss a recent rash of suspicious fires.

Police and fire investigators, as well as agents with the State Bureau of Investigation, met at Powhatan Elementary School.

Clayton police and fire personnel offered crime and fire prevention tips and details about forming a Neighborhood Watch program. Authorities also provided information concerning a $10,000 reward being offered in the case.

Six homes under construction and a day care under construction have burned since the end of October. A 13-year-old was charged with the day care fire, but the other incidents remain under investigation.

Anyone who observed suspicious activity or has other information about the fire should call Clayton police at 919-553-4611 or Clayton Crime Stoppers at 919-359-8479.

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  • cwood3 May 13, 2010

    27615-the meeting was not pointless at all. Some good info was spread among some very concerned neighbors. I have several friends in that area who are extremely concerned for their family's safety.

  • runinlat May 13, 2010

    Is the 13 year old a suspect in the other fires?

  • Centurian May 13, 2010

    It was a good turnout at the meeting with lot's of good information available from law enforcement, fire dept, and town officials. It was good to see non-apathetic people wanting to help police find those responsible.

    $20,000 Reward could sure get some folks talking too.

  • 27615 May 13, 2010

    sounds like a pointless meeting