$1,000 reward offered in spate of Greenville fires


UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m. (Sept. 13)

Darke County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a spate of suspicious fires to garages and vehicles in Greenville.

The most recent fire involved a detached garage early Wednesday in the 300 block of East Third Street.

Anyone with information about the suspicious fires over the last several months is urged to call Greenville police at 937-548-4150, option 2, or the Crime Stoppers 24-hour tipline at 937-547-1661.

FIRST REPORT

A detached garage fire reported early Wednesday is the latest in a rash of suspicious fires to occur in Greenville.

RELATED: 2 displaced after suspicious garage fire spreads to Greenville house

The fire was reported around 2:45 a.m. behind a house in the 300 block of East Third Street, per initial reports.

At least six fires have been reported in the same area since July 30, involving detached garages and multiple vehicles. 

Last week, a suspicious fire was on North Gray Avenue to which crews from Greenville, Greenville Twp. and New Madison responded to extinguish a fully engulfed garage, according to our news partner the Early Bird newspaper. 

The fires have yet to officially be ruled arson, and though they appear to be suspicious, no confirmations can be made until investigations are completed. 

Further details on the East Third Street detached garage fire were not immediately available.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com


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