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Police searching for Memorial area arsonist

Police searching for Memorial area arsonist

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 5:30 AM

HOUSTON -- Crime Stoppers and Houston arson investigators are searching for the person responsible for setting a series of dangerous fires throughout the Memorial area.

Police say since December, an unknown suspect or suspects have been responsible for setting a series of fires along an area near Memorial Drive at Dairy Ashford. To date, investigators attribute at least 11 intentionally set fires to the string of associated crimes.

Authorities say the fires, which are set in area dumpsters and apartment buildings, have investigators particularly concerned for public safety. Four of six fires set at apartment buildings were started in the complexes’ stairwells, blocking escape routes for residents.

Investigators believe that the suspect(s) involved is likely traveling by foot, and lives in the immediate area.

Click here to view a detailed map outlining the dates and locations of the fires.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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