Sunday, November 29, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Friday, 5/4/2001

BGSU student accused of setting series of fires

BOWLING GREEN - A Bowling Green State University student was named in a bill of information this week charging him with setting six small fires in a campus residence hall.

Christopher Appleby, 18, of Solon, Ohio was charged with arson, a fourth-degree felony, in the information filed yesterday in Wood County Common Pleas Court. He is to appear before Judge Charles Kurfess May 21.

According to BGSU police reports, Mr. Appleby admitted setting the fires about 5:30 a.m. Dec. 9 inside the Harshman/Broomfield residence hall. He told police he pulled the fire alarm about 3:20 a.m. the same day “for no other reason than to force others to leave the building,” the report states.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.