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Two juveniles charged in recent Galena arsons

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Galena Police charge a 12-year-old and 13-year-old in connection with two recent arsons of abandoned homes.

A total of five arsons were reported in Galena last month.

The charges against the two juveniles were filed yesterday, in relation to two of the arsons.

Officials say help from witnesses led to the suspects.

"Some witnesses called the police department and told us that they had seen some kids running from the houses," said Corporal Blaine Cornelius, Galena Police Department.  "Then officers basically went door to door at that point and located the two juveniles that were involved."

The other three incidents of arson remain under investigation.

Officials say the remaining three arsons are linked, but have no connection to the juveniles charged yesterday.

More arrests in that investigation are expected sometime next week.
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