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Vt. State Police - 6:10 pm Tue Oct 21st, 2014

On10-17-14 at approximately 0224 hrs the Thetford Fire Department responded to a reported car fire at the Thetford Town Offices located at 3910 Vermont Route 113 Thetford Center, VT.

Upon arrival the fire department observed the three Thetford Town Police Cruisers to be fully involved. Thetford FD was able to extinguish the fires and prevented the fire from spreading to the Town Offices nearby. The damage to the three cruisers was estimated at $100,000.
The Thetford Fire Department contacted the Vermont State Police and requested an origin and cause fire investigation be conducted. Detectives from the State Police Fire Investigation Unit responded to the scene on 10-17-14.
Investigators have determined that the fire was suspicious. The State Police conducting the investigation into the event. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-32-ARSON (There is up to a $5,000.00 reward for information resulting in an arrest) or the Vermont State Police.
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Detective Sergeant Steven R. Otis
Vermont State police
Fire Investigation Unit
Troop D Rockingham Barracks
1987 Rockingham Road
Chester, VT 05143
Ph# 802-875-2112
Fax# 802-875-2176
Steven.Otis@state.vt.us<mailto:Steven.Otis@state.vt.us>
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PRESS RELEASE UPDATE
After further investigation and the identification and interviews with witnesses, this fire that damaged the three police cruisers of the Town of Thetford PD has been determined to be Incendiary/Arson.
A local business owner has donated $2000 more to the reward for anyone providing information that leads to the identification and arrest of the individuals responsible for the fire.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-32-ARSON. There is now up to $7000 reward available for information leading to an arrest. You may also call Det. Sgt. Steven Otis of the Vermont State Police at the Rockingham Barracks at 802/875-2112CASE#: 14B302154
TROOPER: Detective Sergeant Steven Otis and Detective Larry Smith
Division of Fire Safety : N/A
STATION: Rockingham
CONTACT#: 802/875-2112
DATE/TIME: 10-17-14 at approximately 0224 hrs
LOCATION: 3910 Vt Route 113 Thetford Center, VT
VIOLATION: Fire
Owner: Town Of Thetford
City of Residence: Thetford, VT
ACCUSED: Unknown
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Relevant Address(es):
Chester, VT 05143 (Set as Local)
Thetford Center, VT 05075 (Set as Local)
Rockingham, VT 05101 (Set as Local)
Thetford, VT 05074 (Set as Local)

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