Crime

Father arrested after son hurt by illegal pyrotechnic device

Trevor Harris,, 48, of Grover Beach, was arrested Sunday, March 22, 2015 on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child. Original story »
Trevor Harris,, 48, of Grover Beach, was arrested Sunday, March 22, 2015 on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child. Original story »

A Grover Beach man was arrested Sunday after his teenage son was hurt by an illegal pyrotechnic device the two were allegedly constructing.

At 10:15 a.m., Sheriff's deputies and medics were called to Canet Road in rural Morro Bay after hearing reports of a juvenile injured by the discharge of powder or a flare, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office.

The victim, a 13-year-old boy, was taken by ambulance to the hospital, according to the press release.

An investigation found that the boy had been injured by the device that had been built with the consent and assistance of his father, 48-year-old Trevor Harris, according to officials.

Hariss was arrested on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child. Bail was set at $150,000.

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