Reward offered for info about Chantilly arsons

playground arson

It’s been about two months now since someone set fires in two school playgrounds in Chantilly and investigators appear to be stumped.

So, they’re asking the public for help identifying the person, or persons, who set the blazes.  A tip that leads to an arrest, or that closes the case, could be worth as much as $1,000.

Details of Playground Arson #1:

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Location: Lees Corner Elementary School, located in the 13500 block of Hollinger Avenue in Fairfax.

Date: 10/2/16
Time: Approximately 10:26 p.m.
Total Property Loss, $16,250

Details of Playground Arson #2:

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Location: Greenbriar West Elementary School, located in the 13300 block of Poplar Tree Rd in Chantilly

Date: 10/10/16
Time: Approximately 5:40 p.m.
Total Property Loss, $35,000
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Fire investigators urge you to TEXT A TIP: TEXT ‘187,’ PLUS YOUR MESSAGE TO THE NUMBER 274637

Anyone with information on this subject is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Fairfax County (see contact information at bottom of page.) OR you can contact Lieutenant Call: 703-246-4711 OR Battalion Chief Kerwin A. McNamara at 703-246-4386 with the Fire Marshals Office. Those who submit tips that lead to an arrest or case closure are eligible for a $100 to $1,000 cash reward. Tipsters can always remain anonymous. Please note, emergency services are not dispatched from Crime Solvers: If you need police or medical assistance please dial 911 for emergency, or non-emergency at (703) 691-2131Call: (703) 691-2131 / TTY (703) 877-3715Call: (703) 877-3715.

TO EMAIL YOUR TIP VISIT WWW.FAIRFAXCOUNTYCRIMESOLVERS.ORG FOR A SECURE EMAIL FORM OR CALL THE TIP LINE AT 1-866-411-8477

 

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