A Barnegat 15-year-old is charged with third degree arson in connection with a brush fire in the township during our long april dry spell.

The blaze behind spar court ate up about a thousand square feet, but left no injuries or property damage.

Detective Maryann Cirulli handled the investigation and charged the juvenile on May 1, police told the Patch of Barnegat.

"The suspect was identified with information developed from a witness," said Lt. Keith Germain of Barnegat Township Police.

 

The case is now pending action in the juvenile court system.