The identities of two teenagers sought by police for lobbing molotov cocktails at a school during the summer have been turned over to the Riverside district attorney for prosecution, fire investigators announced November 7.
The fires caused minor damage to the external structure and playground of Abby Reinke Elementary School, at 43799 Sunny Meadows Drive. The neighborhood school was the target of three arson acts caused by homemade bombs.
“They happened on separate dates in the evenings in August,” said Melody Hendrickson, spokeswoman for CAL FIRE /Riverside County Fire Department.
She said incendiary devices were used in each instance, and the devices were made up of a breakable container, ignitable liquid, and wick (molotov cocktail).
CAL FIRE investigators and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reportedly conducted surveillance operations at the school that led to the identification of two male juveniles as suspects, according to authorities.
Felony charges of arson and possession of a destructive device are being sought against the teens, according to reports.