Police have charged two teens with setting off smoke bombs that caused minor damage at a county library and an elementary school in North Raleigh early Tuesday morning.
Parker Daniel Bruer, 18, and Daniel James Lunsford, 19, were both charged with burning a public building, said Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue. Lunsford was also charged with damage to property, Sughrue said.
On Tuesday at 3:45 a.m., firefighters and police were alerted about a fire inside a Wake County Library branch at 5105 Country Trail, in Leesville Community Park. Investigators determined the fire started after someone placed pyrotechnic smoke bombs into the library’s book depository.
A second fire was discovered in an outdoor trash can on the grounds of Leesville Road Elementary School across the street. Police say Lunsford started the trash can fire.
Police found Bruer and Lunsford in the area a short time later, Sughrue said. Police took the teens to the Wake County jail, where they both remained Tuesday night in lieu of $20,000 bail each.