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.
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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.