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11/21/2012 - State Police seeking public's help to catch arson culprit - Click here to print this information

Investigators with the Accomack County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Chesapeake Field Office are asking for the public's assistance in solving a recent rash of arson fires occurring on the Eastern Shore.

Since Tuesday, November 13, there have been 16 reported fires set at abandoned structures in Accomack County. No injuries have resulted from the fires, which typically occur in the overnight hours. The most recent incidents were on Monday night, November 19 in the Tasley community with two abandoned, neighboring houses set fire. It is not uncommon for multiple fires to be set per night at various locations.

Anyone with information about the fires or recalls seeing any vehicles or individuals near the destroyed structures is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police Chesapeake Headquarters toll free at 1-800-582-8350 or the Accomack County Sheriff's office at 787-1311.

Information that leads to an arrest and conviction could result in an award of up to $5,000 from the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

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