At approximately 6 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, officers responded to the Erie Community Park to a report of smoke coming from the park’s restroom. The fire, which caused extensive damage, appeared to have been intentionally set.
Officers canvassed the area and made contact with three males in the vicinity. Thanks to a diligent investigation, in partnership with the Mountain View Fire Department, charges are pending on the juvenile male, while the two adults, Blake Burks (18) and Travis Cox (20), have been arrested.
The Erie Police Department credits the caller who immediately dialed 9-1-1 for the quick response and subsequent arrests.
ERIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
1000 Telleen Avenue | P.O. Box 510
Erie, CO 80516
www.erieco.gov/police | 303-926-2800