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Arson—Update—Reward Offered

Posted: October 20 2014

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 20, 2014

Contact: Chief Jon Simpson
(479) 271-3170

A reward of up to $5,000 has been offered by the victim for information leading to the identification of the suspect, or suspects, involved in last week’s construction equipment fires.

On the morning of Thursday, October 16, 2014, the Bentonville Police Department and Bentonville Fire Department responded to an area south of Lowe’s (1100 NW Lowes Ave.) regarding an arson investigation.  The suspect(s) intentionally set fire to three pieces of construction equipment.  These vehicles are being used to construct the Bella Vista Bypass.  The approximate loss is estimated at $2,000,000.00.  The State Fire Marshall and the ATF are assisting the Bentonville Police Department with the investigation.

Any person with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Bentonville Police Department.