Amazon

Friday, August 18, 2017

Investigation Determines Windsor Mill Fire was Intentionally Set



$10,000 reward for information offered

DENVER – After a week of investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Response Team, Windsor Severance Fire Rescue and Windsor Police Department have concluded the Windsor Mill fire was intentionally set.

ATF’s Denver Field Division is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects responsible for the Aug. 6 fire at 301 Main Street in Windsor, Colorado.

The NRT, Windsor Severance Fire Rescue and Windsor Police Department started investigating the scene, Aug. 9. The team spent the past several days interviewing witnesses, reviewing photos and videos, analyzing debris and reconstructing the scene. Their objective was to determine origin and cause of the blaze.

“This fire did not need to happen. Someone caused it, so someone out there knows what took place that night. We hope they will come forward,” said Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge Debora Livingston.

“Regardless of the hardships, be they widespread natural disasters or devastating personal tragedies, our community always stands up and demonstrates to the world what the power of community looks like. Right now, we in Public Safety need to draw upon this community power to not only find whoever is responsible for this devastating fire, but to stand up in support of the recovery process. We will emerge stronger than ever,” said Windsor Severance Fire Rescue Chief Herb Brady.

“The magnitude and destruction caused by this fire has had an impact on many people. Investigators will continue working this incident,” said Windsor Police Chief Rick Klimek. “We appreciate the efforts of not only the ATF and the National Response Team but all those that have been involved with this investigation. Windsor Severance Fire Rescue were invaluable during this event.”

Anyone with information on the fire is encouraged to call Windsor PD investigators Sgt. Shainline or Detective Hogsett at 970-674-6400; Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477); or email windsormilltips@wsfr.us (link sends e-mail). People can also submit a tip through ATF’s new “reportit” app available at www.reportit.com (link is external) and at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips to the app are confidential and can be anonymous.

The NRT concluded their scene work in Windsor, Aug. 12. The concentrated effort allowed investigators to quickly and thoroughly examine the scene and get the investigation into a manageable position for local investigators to continue. The Windsor Police Department and Windsor Severance Fire Rescue will continue with the investigation with the assistance of the local ATF office.

ATF is the only federal agency with the responsibility and ability to investigate fires and crimes of arson. Much of its expertise and state-of-the-art equipment is assigned to the National Response Team, which deploys around the country and the world to help investigate large-scale and complex fire and explosives scenes at the request of local agencies. More information on NRT can be found at https://www.atf.gov/explosives/national-response-team.

ATF Announces Joint Reward for Information Leading to Arson Suspect



PHILADELPHIA – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Philadelphia Field Division, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 and the Philadelphia Firefighter’s and Paramedic’s Union, Local 22 have partnered and announced a combined reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the attempted arson of several city-owned and privately owned vehicles, which were parked at an underground parking garage, located at 65th Street and Woodland Avenue in Philadelphia.

On August 9, 2017, at approximately 5:30 a.m., members from the ATF Philadelphia Arson Task Force responded to the Philadelphia Police Department’s 12th District and Philadelphia Fire Engine 40 Firehouse, for the report of an attempted arson at an underground parking garage, located directly below the Police District and Firehouse. Task Force members determined that ignitable liquids from four plastic containers had been deliberately poured throughout the parking lot and around a number of both city and privately owned vehicles with the intention of setting them ablaze.  Attempts to ignite the flammable liquids were unsuccessful and no injuries were reported.

The ATF Arson Task Force, Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Fire Marshal’s Office are working jointly to identify the individual(s) responsible.

“This attempted arson of these vehicles located underneath a city-owned building is a serious and dangerous act that potentially threatened the safety of the employees of that building.  ATF and our partners from the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments will use every available resource to identify and apprehend this perpetrator,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Sam Rabadi. “We are asking the public to provide any information that would lead investigators to the person responsible for this attempted arson.”

A copy of the video taken from a surveillance camera located in the area of the entrance to the parking garage shows an image of an unidentified male approaching the garage at approximately 4:17 a.m. A short time after, the unidentified male is seen approaching the garage, pushing a baby stroller wearing a sheet over his head, which drops for a brief second (see pictures below).  Please visit the Philadelphia Police Departments YouTube channel to view the video

ATF Offers Reward Up to $5,000 for Information in Fayetteville Robbery Investigations



CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is announcing a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for multiple robberies in Fayetteville, N.C.

On July 6, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m., two unidentified, armed black male suspects robbed the Domino’s Pizza located at 596 N. Reilly Road, Fayetteville, N.C. The suspects fled the scene and have not been identified to date. Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) responded to the scene.

FPD Robbery Unit Detectives identified four additional robberies that have been connected to the same suspects:

     May 22, 2017 and May 25, 2017: Speedway located at 670 N. Reilly Road.
    July 3, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 2438 Owen Drive.
    July 5, 2017: Subway located at 3421 Murchison Road.

These violent crimes are being investigated by ATF and the Fayetteville Police Department (FPD).

ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those who commit violent crimes such as this are held accountable.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email ATFTips@atf.gov (link sends e-mail), or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com (link is external).

Additionally, anyone can contact Fayetteville Police Department Lt. T. Joyce, Public Information Officer at (910) 433-1374 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crime Stoppers information can also be submitted electronically by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org (link is external) and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by test-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.