Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fires #26 and #27 Confirmed Arson

According to the Virginia State Police the two fires from Monday evening- December 3, 2012, are  also a result of arson.

Approximately 7:30 PM- structure fire (abandoned) on Guilford Road in Guilford, Va.

9:30 PM structure fire (abandoned) on Bobtown Road  in Melfa, Va.(South of  the Country Club Road intersection).  Fireman report that rear section of the building was fully involved when they arrived on the scene.   Onancock, Wachapreague,  Melfa and  Painter responded.
  According to arson investigators these are a couple of charecteristics of the arsonist:

(1) Subject likely talks frequently about the fires and resulting media coverage
 (2) Subject may act differently and show an unusual pattern of leaving home during the night

If you notice anything unusual in your area or near any abandoned structures  please contact:
Melfa, Va. Dec. 3
Photo Easternshorefire.com

Virginia State Police toll-free at 1-800-582-8350 or 757-424-6820
 Or  call the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131

Virginia State Police, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal continue to work overtime to find the arsonist.

There is a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in these cases.

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