Reston Teen Arrested After Setting Fire at Friend’s Home

Herndon PoliceA Reston teen is facing several charges after police said she poured gasoline into a wheelbarrow and lit it on fire at the home of an acquaintance.

The incident happened Aug. 10 in the 1300 block of Monroe Street, Herndon Police said.

The girl, 16, entered the home of a man she knew without his permission.

After a physical altercation, “the suspect exited the home, picked up a gas can, poured gasoline under the deck and onto a wheelbarrow,” and then “ignited the wheelbarrow,” according to the police report.

The fire was extinguished and caused less than $200 in damage.

The teen was charged with unlawful entry, assault, threat to burn and unlawfully setting a fire. She is being held at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center.

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