Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington held a media event Thursday February 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the site of the former Everton Mill in Guelph Eramosa Township.
At that time CSGW announced an increase of the minimum reward level for tips regarding several suspicious fires in Wellington County.
Please refer to the included release for more information.
CSGW Increases Reward for Suspicious Fire Tips
February 16, 2017 – For Immediate Release
(Everton, ON) Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington issued a statement Thursday morning, at the site of the former Everton Mill in Guelph-Eramosa Township, regarding suspicious fires throughout the area.
“The Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) Board of Directors recognizes the seriousness of suspicious fires in our community and the impact these incidents of the past few months could have on public safety,” said Program Coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter. “With this in mind, the Board has taken the unprecedented step of increasing the minimum reward amount from $50 to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the following suspicious fires:
24 Sep 2016. 7432 16th Line, Mapleton Township. (House)
14 Oct 2016. 5230 3rd Line, Guelph-Eramosa Township. (House)
19 Oct 2016. 5292 3Rd Line, Guelph-Eramosa Township. (House)
28 Oct 2016. 747 Arkell Road, Township of Puslinch. (House)
30 Oct 2016. 481 Townline Rd, Township of Puslinch. (Vehicle)
31 Oct 2016. 4538 Side Road 10, Township of Puslinch. (Vehicle)
16 Nov 2016. 5953 6th Line, Guelph-Eramosa Township. (Sawmill)
15-17 Nov 2016. 4916 County Road 29, Guelph-Eramosa Township. (Cabin)
05 Dec 2016. 7070 Fife Road, Guelph. (Barn)
19 Jan 2017. Cty Rd 49 Guelph-Eramosa Township. (Mill)
03 Feb 2017. 6873 Hwy 7, Guelph-Eramosa Township (Shop)
03 Feb 2017. 5413 Township Road 3, Guelph-Eramosa Township (Barn/House)
15 Feb 2017. 3rd Li/No 32 Sideroad, Township of Erin (Bales)
This amount could be split amongst numerous tipsters with equal tip information. A tipster could also receive a reward ranging up to $2,000 if the tip warrants it.”
CSGW will handle these tips in the same manner as all other tips; keeping the Tipster anonymous and their information confidential. Therefore, CSGW will not disclose whether or not a CSGW tip has assisted police with these investigations. This targeted reward campaign begins February 16, 2017 and concludes on April 1, 2017.
Anyone with information regarding these Suspicious Fires can contact CSGW at 1-800-222-TIPS or at www.csgw.tips. As Tipsters are anonymous, they do not have to speak with police or testify in court. Tipsters must also keep themselves anonymous and not reveal to anyone, even police, that they have contacted CSGW.