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Vandals burn Christmas decorations at home in Cumming

by Staff Reports

January 17, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. — Vandals at the Bridgetowne subdivision set fire to outdoor Christmas wreaths, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report.

At about 8 a.m. New Year's Eve, the owner of the home in the 4500 block of Fourth Rail Lane told deputies someone had burned his $20 Christmas wreath that he had hung on his front garage light fixture.

Later, deputies searched for damage to property and saw a burnt wreath on the front door of a home in the 4600 block of Fourth Rail Lane.

That owner said sometime between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. that morning, someone set fire to her $40 wreath and her $40 decorative flag that flew from the front of her garage.

Deputies said this incident has been classified as arson in the third degree.