CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County Police, working with the ATF, have determined that a recent fire at an Amazon Fulfillment Center was caused by an incendiary device.
As a result, the ATF is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. Crime Solvers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest.
The incident happened Friday morning when firefighters were called to the facility located in the 1900 block of Meadowville Technology Parkway for reports of smoke.
When firefighters arrived, they found the fire had already been put out and had been isolated to a shipping bin on the building’s first floor.
Nobody was injured.
Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251; the ATF confidential tip line at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or online at ATFTips@atf.gov; or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.
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Technology surrounding CCTV for homes and businesses is becoming increasingly more accessible, affordable, and easier to use than ever before.
CCTV can assist home owners to alert them to trespassers and can provide significant assistance to police to identify offenders and evidence of criminal actions.
The following placement of cameras can assist you and your neighbours:
- At front and rear entrances where attempted entry may occur.
- Near entrances to your property which can alert you to trespassers.
- Street view which can assist your neighbourhood in identifying suspicious behaviour.
If your CCTV captures evidence of a crime occurring, or any suspicious behaviour, please provide a copy to local police which may assist with investigations. Publishing footage on websites or social media can hinder an investigation or jeopardise court proceedings, particularly where the website is open for comment or opinion.
Read more at: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/mountisa/2017/12/12/cctv-can-help-solve-crime/
Prince William County Crime Solvers will cease operations on Jan. 1 after more than 35 years, according to a letter released by the board this week.
Crime Solvers is a nonprofit partner helping local police draw attention to unsolved cases and wanted fugitives.
Tip lines by phone and online will not be accessible beginning Jan. 1 and the social media accounts will be turned off, according to the letter dated Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The letter cited financial struggles and concerns about sustainability as the reasons for ending the local program.
“Crime prevention and deterrence is everyone’s responsibility,” the board wrote. “We hope the residents and business owners of Prince William County will remain committed to a safe community and work with the police department to keep the lines of communication open.”
In the last five years, Crime Solvers received 780 tips leading to 49 awards totalling nearly $15,000
Read more at: http://www.insidenova.com/news/crime_police/prince_william/prince-william-crime-solvers-to-cease-operations-jan/article_0c427106-db6b-11e7-be37-53e6a1e70114.html
PETERSBURG, Va. – Police confirm a shooting investigation is underway after a man was shot outside a Petersburg apartment Tuesday night.
Crime Insider sources say the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. near 7 Stately Court.
Those sources say the male shooting victim was standing outside an apartment home when he was approached by three suspects.
That’s when all three suspects fired shots at him, sources say.
The male shooting victim suffered a graze wound to arm and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The three suspects fled the scene on foot. There is no description of the suspects at this time.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.
Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.
Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/12/05/3-suspects-on-the-run-after-petersburg-shooting-crime-insider/
New Netflix series Dark is literally two shows for the price of one.
“There were two concepts we really liked,” creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese state ahead of the brand new Netflix series. “One was a crime series we developed for Channel 4 and another was a feature film,” creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese state ahead of brand new Netflix series. “So those two things were lying on the table and we were like, ‘You know what? Let’s mix it up.’ We pitched it to Netflix and they liked it.”
The series sees the lives of four families thrown into turmoil following the disappearance of two young children in a German town, an event which – through means that won’t be spoiled here – propels them across varying periods of time. Dark is the kind of series that is willing to show an adult in the 80s sharing
Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/netflix-series-dark-season-1-episode-baran-ba-odar-jantje-friese-time-travel-germany-crime-mystery-a8084661.html
Norman Fire responds to multiple fires over last week
On Tuesday, the Norman Fire Department responded to its fourth fire within a week.
Norman Public Safety Information Officer Sarah Jensen said at about 11:30 a.m., Norman firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 4000 block of Indian Point Circle.
When firefighters arrived, they found the garage of the home fully engulfed in flames, and it was quickly spreading into the home.
The garage was deemed a total loss. Firefighters extinguished the fire and limited the damage to the home to the exterior wall. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Norman Fire Marshall’s Office, Jensen said.
The fire department also responded to two fires Nov. 24, and another Nov. 22. The causes of those fires are under investigation by the Norman Fire Marshal’s Office, as well.
NPD looking for missing Normanites
The Norman Police Department is asking for the public’s help
Read more at: http://www.normantranscript.com/news/courts_crime_police/crime-briefs/article_f74628b6-7873-5560-bc9f-4b977e312d11.html
There is a new tool you can use to fight crime in your community.
Crime Line programs in several area cities are now using a program called P3 Tips, which allows them to accept tips through an app or online.
With the new program, you can upload pictures and video to go along with any information you’re reporting.
You can still report tips over the phone using the 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) number, but the texting option is no longer available in the cities that have switched to P3 and the new app replaces the TipSubmit app that had been used.
Tips submitted through P3 are all anonymous and tipsters are never required to testify in court. As always, if a tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Right now the new program is being used by Portsmouth Crime Line, Suffolk Crime Line and Virginia Beach Crime
Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2017/11/21/area-crime-line-programs-using-new-app-to-accept-tips/
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