Gadsden Police are investigating a possible arson over the weekend.
On Saturday at around 10:30 pm, a 62-year old residence in the 1500 block of Garfield Avenue told police he was in bed when he noticed a light coming from outside his bedroom window.
When he looked outside he saw a fire burning against his siding.
He went outside and put the fire out, called the fire department and police.
He told officers he suspected his daughter’s boyfriend committed the offense because he’d made prior threats.
Once again, the investigation is ongoing.
A man is in custody following an alleged burglary at Litchfield Middle School in Gadsden.
On Sunday at around 6:15 am, a witness called police to report a burglary in progress.
Officers arrived to find a glass door busted.
They made entry and were searching a storage room connected to the band room when they saw the 19-year old suspect standing in a chair with his fist balled up.
They ordered the man to the ground but he attempted to fight/flee when they tried to handcuff him.
He was tasered and taken into custody.
He is being held in the Etowah County Jail pending warrants for the burglary and resisting arrest.
The investigation continues.
Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with three robberies that happened within minutes of each other in the Stillman Avenue/Slusser Avenue area.
At around 12:15am Saturday, a 16-year old Hispanic male living in the 1100 block of Stillman Avenue said he was in his front yard when he was jumped by 6 black males.
He said they punched him in the face, went through his pockets and took his passport and $50 cash.
The suspects approached their second victim, a 32-year old Hispanic male, a couple houses down.
He told police he watched his neighbor being robbed and that the suspects came to his residence and shot a handgun into the air.
He said they hit him in the head with the handgun, went through his pockets and took his cell phone before fleeing the scene.
Around the same time, a third victim (a 14 year old Hispanic male) said he was walking on Slusser Avenue near Stillman when the 6 suspects jumped him and hit him in the head with a pistol and went through his pockets.
Information led patrol officers to a house occupied by two of the suspects, ages 17 and 15.
During the preliminary investigation police found a handgun and a large amount of money inside a closet.
According to detectives, the 17 year old will be held as an adult on a $50,000 cash bond.
The younger offender will have a juvenile court appearance this afternoon at 4:00 pm.
The investigation to identify the other offenders is ongoing.
Gadsden Police are investigating two separate shooting incidents that occurred within minutes of each other Sunday.
At around 11:00 pm, a 29-year old male told police he was walking in the 900 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue when he heard a gunshot from behind him.
He said he ran, looked down and saw his right leg was bleeding.
He flagged down a passerby to take him to the hospital where he made the report.
Then at around 11:20 pm, a 39-year old resident in the 2300 block of Hill Avenue told police he was outside his front door when he was approached by two black males that ordered him to get inside.
He ran toward a neighbor’s house and the suspects chased him and shot him in the leg. He said he believed he was set up by an acquaintance to be robbed.
Once again, the two shooting are not believed to be connected in any way.