1600 block of Elwood Street
MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Prosecutors in Muskegon County have charged the teen who they say caused a house to explode. The 16-year old boy faces two 10-year felonies.
The house in the 1600 block of Elwood Street exploded around 8:30 a.m. on September 23. Police say the teen had entered the home the night before the blast and removed metal from the home. Police believe in the process the teen cut a natural gas line.
The teen is charged in Muskegon County Juvenile Court with malicious destruction of a building and breaking and entering. Later this week, a Muskegon County Judge may decide if the case should move from juvenile to adult court.
The house was a vacant rental home. A t least three other homes on Elwood were also damaged from the explosion.
The boy is currently in the Muskegon County Juvenile Detention Center. Muskegon Police are looking for another individual who may have been involved in the breaking and entering.