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Teen Charged with Setting Vehicle Fires in Paddock Hills

Three of the fires were set last week, and all were set in the same subdivision.

Teen Charged with Setting Vehicle Fires in Paddock Hills Teen Charged with Setting Vehicle Fires in Paddock Hills

An 18-year-old man was charged Thursday with setting fire to three vehicles and a clothing storage box in Florissant's Paddock Hills subdivision.

Khadeem Ratcliff, who also lives in the Paddock Hills subdivision, faces four counts of knowingly burning or exploding, class D felonies, in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

In a court document, said Ratcliff set fire to:

  • A gray, 1991 Chevrolet van in the 1600 block of Gallop Lane on April 25;
  • A red, 2010 Ford pickup truck in the 1800 block of Banstead Drive June 4;
  • A clothing storage box owned by the Salvation Army in the Wednesday;
  • A gold, 1998 Toyota car in the 2400 block of Stirrup Lane Wednesday.

Police said in the report that Ratcliff admitted setting the fires.

Bond was set at $20,000.

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