September 19, 2014

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Lorain teens accused of arson at playground

Chevon Goodwin

Chevon Goodwin

LORAIN — Four Lorain teenagers are accused of setting fire to a playground at Repco Park at Clifton Avenue and East 30th Street about 7:15 p.m. Monday.

No one was hurt, and the fire caused minor damage, said Assistant Fire Chief Roy Cochran.

Chevon Goodwin admitted to starting the fire with three juvenile girls, a police report said. The fire was started in a cardboard box.

The juveniles were charged with arson. Goodwin, 19, of the 600 block of West 18th Street, was charged with arson and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Goodwin was free on bond Tuesday night. Information on her next court date was unavailable.


  • Pablo Jones

    If it caused minor damage I would take a guess and say it was wood mulch in the playground. If it was rubber mulch it would have been a total loss.

    • FoodForThought63

      Thank you, Mr. Mulch Expert. LOL

  • SniperFire

    You are off to a swell start in your adult life, ‘Chevon.’

  • DonMega

    Should of caught that fake hair on fire.

  • oldruss

    Let’s hope that juvenile court, and adult criminal court for Chevron, give these miscreants something to think about; no namby-pamby kid glove treatment.

  • stillsleepyeyes

    back in the day the playgrounds were steel and dirt……….

    • michelle

      perhaps we should bring those materials back.

  • Chan

    I wonder what are the ages the minors. I ask because depending on their ages, that could say a lot about this 19 year young lady.