Police: Wanted suspected dumped fireworks in trash, started fire at Gladstone church

Surveillance images of suspects accused of starting fire at Gladstone First Baptist Church by putting fireworks in a trash bin. (Images: Gladstone Police Department)

GLADSTONE, OR (KPTV) - Gladstone police are searching for a group of suspects who dumped fireworks in the trash and started a fire at a Gladstone church.

The Gladstone Police Department posted surveillance images of the suspects Friday.

Officers said the suspects were caught on camera dumping fireworks into a trash bin at Gladstone First Baptist Church. The fireworks had not been fully extinguished and led to a fire.

The fire caused several hundred dollars in damage to the church, according to police.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has additional information about this case is asked to contact the Gladstone Police Department and reference case #19-015529.

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Where was a supervisor? look young enough to be supervised and taught that they have to be cold. At least the kids did not do as 90% just leave them laying on ground. But that would beat fire damage.

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