MEDIA RELEASE - Information sought, reward offererd in recent Taylor County burglary-arson


From: State Fire Marshal’s Office
1207 Quarrier St.
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304 558 2191
Fax: 304 558 2537
Contact: Courtney Rosemond                                                                                                                                                                     Timothy Rock
Public Information Specialist                                                                                                                                                                        Public Information Specialist
(304) 558-2191 ext. 53205                                                                                                                                                                           (304) 558-2191 ext. 53220                                                                                                                                                         
March. 14, 2017
Information sought, reward offered in recent Taylor County burglary-arson
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Investigators with the Office of the West Virginia State Fire Marshal are requesting information in an ongoing arson/burglary investigation in Taylor County.
On March 1, 2017 at around 2:36 am, a fire destroyed a home located along Thornton Pike just outside of Thornton in Taylor County. 
Investigators have determined that the residence and outbuildings had been broken into prior to the fire, and a large amount of personal property was stolen.
Anyone who may have observed a vehicle or individuals at the property is urged to contact the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Arson Hotline: (800) 233-FIRE (3473). A reward of up to $5000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved. 
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