Police: Teen Jailed For Dover YMCA Arson

The Dover Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old Dover boy for the arson that occurred at the YMCA, located at 1137 South State Street in Dover, on February 16, 2023, according to police.

Officials said during the investigation, Detectives were able to identify the suspect and obtain warrants for his arrest. On Saturday, February 18th, 2023, the boy turned himself in to Dover Police. 

He was committed to Stevenson House Juvenile Detention Center on $56,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Arson First Degree
-Reckless Endangering First Degree (Multiple counts)
-Criminal Mischief

Original Story

The Dover Police Department is investigating an arson that occurred at the YMCA Thursday evening. The investigation began at 4:48 p.m. when Dover Police was notified of a fire at the YMCA.

Officers responded and spoke to Dover Fire Department personnel who advised that someone intentionally set a fire in the bathroom which caused damage to the building police said Friday.

City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office and Dover Police’s Criminal Investigations Unit are investigating.

No suspect description is being released at this time as Detectives are still reviewing surveillance.