School staff arrived early Thursday morning, July 1st, to find remnants of a small arson fire on the basketball courts of Foothills Middle School located at 171 E. Sycamore Avenue. Suspects removed the soccer nets from the school field and set them on fire on the basketball courts using an accelerant. No buildings or structures were burned and there was minor damage to the asphalt.
Juveniles had reportedly been seen in the area during evening hours the night prior which is not uncommon for the school grounds. However, no suspect information was provided. The fields can be accessed from multiple points on surrounding streets, including the upper field off of Hillcrest on the Monrovia border. Anyone witnessing suspicious activity on the school grounds is asked to immediately call our Police Dispatch at (626) 574-5123.