CSGW Reinstates Increased Reward for Suspicious Fire Tips

APRIL 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) has once again offered an increased minimum reward for suspicious fires throughout the area.

The previous campaign, which ended on April 1, generated a great deal of interest from the public, prompting the program to revive the concept until June 1, 2017.

“The Board of Directors feels strongly about these incidents,” said Program Coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter. “Someone has information regarding these cases and can help solve them anonymously through our program. With this incentive of an increased minimum reward, we hope they will provide that information, so no one else will have to lose property because of these fires. There is also a significant risk to our community fire fighters and other first responders that we would like to see come to an end.”

The minimum reward amount has once again been increased from $50 to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the following suspicious fires:

14 Oct 2016 – 5230 Third Line, Twp. of Guelph/Eramosa, unoccupied home

19 Oct 2016 – 5292 Third Line, Twp. of Guelph/Eramosa, unoccupied home

28 Oct 2016 – 747 Arkell Road (Wellington Road 37), Twp. of Puslinch, unoccupied home

30 Oct 2016 – 481 Townline Road, Twp. of Puslinch, inoperable vehicle

31 Oct 2016 – 4538 Side Road 10 North, Twp. of Puslinch, inoperable vehicle

16 Nov 2016 – 5953 Sixth Line, Twp. of Guelph/Eramosa, operating sawmill

15-17Nov 2016 – 4916 Wellington Road 29, Twp. of Guelph/Eramosa, cabin under construction

05 Dec 2016 – 7070 Fife Road, City of Guelph, unoccupied home

09 Jan 2017 – 4907 Seventh Line, Twp. of Guelph/Eramosa, residence and sheds

19 Jan 2017 – 5390 Wellington Road 49 Twp. of Guelph/Eramosa, Everton Heritage Mill

03 Feb 2017 – 6873 Highway 7Hwy Twp. of Guelph/Eramosa, abandoned shed

03 Feb 2017 – 5413 Township Road 3, Twp. of Guelph/Eramosa, unoccupied home and a barn containing hay bales.

15 Feb 2017 – Third Line near Halton-Erin Townline, Town of Erin, bales in a field

05 Mar 2017 – 59 Queen Street, Morriston, Twp. of Puslinch, unoccupied home

12 Mar 2017 – 7205 First Line, Twp. of Wellington North, debris pile

09 Apr 2017 – 7203 Concession 2, Twp. of Puslinch, unoccupied home

25 Apr 2017 – 7203 Concession 2, Twp. of Puslinch, debris pile from previous fire

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 April 27, 2017 and concludes on June 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.


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