Monday, January 21, 2013

Accomakc County Arsons Now At 40

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va.  - Virginia State Police are investigating two additional arsons on the Eastern Shore over the weekend.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police said troopers responded to a report of a structure fire in the 28000 block of Nelsonia Road in Nelsonia, located in Accomack County Sunday. A storage shed suffered fire damage to one wall and arson is suspected.

Additionally, crews were called to the 25000 block of Coastal Boulevard in Onley for a report of a brush and tire fire.  (F&G Auto)

Both fires are believed to be related to the ongoing series of arsons along the Eastern Shore. This raises the number of arsons on the Eastern Shore to 40.


The Virginia State Police and the Accomack County Sheriff's Department are again asking anyone who sees something out of the ordinary no mater how insignificant it may seem, to contact them.

To report a tip, call: 1-800-582-8350 or (757) 424-6820; or call the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at (757) 787-1131.

A $5000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party responsible for setting the fires.

The Virginia State Police along with its Bureau of Criminal Intelligence and the Accomack County Sheriff's Office have been investigating the fires.

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