York City woman accused of burning Bible

A York City woman remains behind bars after police say she lit a Bible on fire near a building in West York.

West York Police say Xena N. Linn, 18, of the 600 block of Chestnut Street, lit the Bible on fire, then dropped an entire bottle of lighter fluid on it.

Linn is charged with reckless burning, disorderly conduct and obstructing administration of the law.

Xena Linn

Burning: Police were sent to the 1400 block of Elk Alley about 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, to investigate a report of something burning in a parking lot.

Fire officials were able to put the fire out, and police say they found a Bible and a bottle of lighter fluid in the debris.

A witness told police Linn and a man walked to the rear entrance of a building in the 1400 block of Monroe Street and lit something on fire, documents state. The two walked back into the home, returned to the fire and dropped a whole bottle of lighter fluid on it, according to police.

Police spoke with Linn, and at first she refused to answer any questions, documents state. She eventually told police she was there when the fire started, but she refused to tell police who she was with, according to police.

Linn was told she would be charged if she didn't cooperate, but police say she still refused to give additional information.

Linn was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.

She does not have an attorney listed.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.