Teens charged in Boy Scout building arson
May 10, 2011
Police arrested two teens Monday for burning down the Arroyo Grande Boys Scouts of America building.
Caleb Joseph Pelletier, 18, of Creston and an unnamed 16-year-old Arroyo Grande High School student were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, arson, burglary and possession of stolen property.
Arroyo Grande Police Chief Steve Annibali said a tip to Crime Stoppers led police to the teens.
The members of Boy Scout Troop 413 will be utilizing tents on the property for their upcoming meetings. The property owner has not said yet if he plans to rebuild the hall on his land.
“We are not sure where we will rebuild,” said Scoutmaster Chris Hagerty of Boy Scout Troop 413. “We would prefer to rebuild here.”