OTTUMWA – On Monday September 7, 2020, at approximately 7:07 p.m., the Ottumwa Fire Department responded to a fire at the Midwest Little League baseball field located in the 2000 Block of West 2nd. Officers from the Ottumwa Police Department also responded and began investigating the fire.
On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the Ottumwa Police Department charged a 13 year old female juvenile with Reckless Use of Fire, a Serious Misdemeanor. The juvenile was arrested and released to her parents.
Please note the following pursuant to recent Supreme Court rulings: “A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”