Teen charged as an adult in Delta Junction fires
A 16-year-old Delta Junction boy suspected of torching a lodge and a home in Delta Junction is being held without bail at Fairbanks Correctional Center.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Vasiliy Bill Malyk has been charged as an adult in the May 15 fire that destroyed Clearwater Lodge.
He’s also charged with burglarizing a home June 17 and lighting it on fire.
He is charged with nine felonies, including arson, theft and evidence tampering.
Alaska State Troopers arrested the teenager Monday.
Troopers say he acknowledged being at the lodge the night of the fire and that he taking part in removing $750 in alcohol.
A public defender has been appointed as his attorney.