• Intruder lights fire on cabin countertops
LAKE POINSETT – It appears that someone attempted to set fire to one of the cabins at Lake Poinsett’s Arlington Beach Resort, according to Scott Sebring, assistant sheriff with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.
In a news release issued this morning, Sebring reported the sheriff’s office was contacted Monday morning by the owner of the Arlington Beach Resort regarding an attempted arson.
According to Sebring, a person or persons gained entry into the resort’s Cabin No. 18 through an unlocked sliding deck door. The intruder then lit two items on fire on the cabin’s countertops, but it appeared they had self-extinguished.
The countertops were damaged, and there was a smoky odor left inside the cabin.
The incident is believed to have occurred Sunday between 10:30 and 11 p.m. The damage is estimated at $1,300.
An individual reached at the resort today declined to comment on the incident.
Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 696-8300 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com online or by calling 692-STOP (7867).