Crime Stoppers Offers Reward

April 28, 2014 03:55 PM
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On April 23, 2014, the Galesburg Police Dept and the Galesburg Fire Dept responded to 472 South Academy Street, Galesburg, IL in reference to a house fire.  The house was determined to be vacant, and is considered a total loss.  The house fire has also been determined to be an arson.  Anyone with information about the house fire is encouraged to contact the Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers tip line at 309/344-0044 or by texting "GALESBURG" plus the tip to number 274637.  Both ways are anonymous.

Crime Stoppers will offer a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) in this case.  Knox College has also agreed to pay $300 in addition to the reward offered by Crime Stoppers.

"We are optimistic that the higher reward will encourage someone to give a tip that could break this case and are very appreciative of Knox's help to that end," says Dan Foley, Fire Marshal, Galesburg Fire Department.  Knox College had already aided in the investigation by making video available from their campus cameras to aid investigators.  

Galesburg Police Department and Galesburg Fire Department Investigators continue to follow up on leads on this fire which has been determined to be from the act of arson.

 

Contact: Det. Kevin Legate

Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers Coordinator

 

 

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