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Mayor Vows to Catch Bridge Arsonists

(La Porte, IN) - La Porte City Police are investigating a suspected arson fire over the weekend.  Someone apparently set fire to the pedestrian bridge above the channel between Stone and Pine lakes.  Fortunately, the entire bridge did not burn.  There’s a hole where several planks burned completely through.


Mayor Tom Dermody vowed whoever did it will be identified and prosecuted.  “Police are on it.  These wannabes, they’ll hide in the shadows.  They won’t come out. They’re gutless.  They don’t have courage and we will get them,” he said.


The hole about the size of watermelon or two is on side where people first step on the bridge to cross the channel.

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