Thursday, July 16, 2020

Investigation continues after two suspicious fires in Wallaceburg

Police are still investigating after two suspicious fire in Wallaceburg last week.

“On Wednesday May 27 just before 8 a.m. emergency crews responded to the report of a port-a-john on fire in Steinhoff Park near Mary Street in Wallaceburg,” Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers officials said in a media release.

“Damage was estimated at $1,000. A few minutes later, emergency crews were called to Thomas Avenue, near an apartment building, where discarded furniture next to a garbage dumpster had been set on fire. This is approximately two blocks north of the location of the first arson.”

The fire was quickly extinguished, however a vehicle next to the dumpster sustained heat damage, Crime Stoppers officials say.

Total damage was estimated at $3,000.

“Both fires have been deemed suspicious,” Crime Stoppers officials stated.

“Do you know who is responsible for setting these fires? Call 1-800-222 8477 with your anonymous information. You could earn a cash reward.”

If you have any information regarding this or any other crime call Crime Stoppers at 519-351-8477, or 1-800-222-8477, or visit and email your tip.

Crime Stoppers guarantees people’s anonymity, they never ask for people’s name or phone number.

“We pay cash for your tips,” Crime Stoppers officials added.

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