August 20, 2014
On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the State Fire Marshal arrested a 15 year-old male juvenile from Beaverville, IL on charges of arson in connection with a structure fire that occurred on Friday, August 15, 2014, at 203 St. Charles Street in Beaverville. On that date, multiple agencies responded to the vacant property after a passerby called 911 reporting a fire at that address. A subsequent investigation by the Fire Marshall’s Office determined the cause of the fire to be arson, after which numerous leads were followed up by the Sheriff’s Office and the male juvenile in question was identified as the suspect. The juvenile was taken into custody without incident on today’s date and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he was charged with arson.