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Date Posted:12/23/09
Case #:2009-16267
Crime Date:12/24/09
Crime Type:Ssuspicious Fires
Crime Location:Westerly Parkway
Victim Auth:No
Crime Details:The State College Police Department is investigating two suspicious fires that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in the Borough of State College, Centre County, Pa. The first fire was reported at 7:43 P.M at 560 Westerly Parkway. The Alpha Fire Company and State College Police were called to a fully involved trash fire inside a dumpster. The dumpster was located behind the strip mall shopping center at that address. The trash inside the dumpster was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries and no building damage. The damage estimate for the dumpster is not yet determined. The second fire was reported at 8:30 P.M. at 653 Westerly Parkway. The fire company and police were called to a fully involved motor vehicle and storage building fire. The unattended vehicle was parked next to the storage building on the property of the State College Area School District High School North Building. The vehicle, an older model Ford Explorer SUV was a complete loss and the storage building was partially destroyed. The damage estimates are not yet available There were no injuries. The Centre Region Fire Marshal was called to the scene of the second fire and the preliminary ruling is that the vehicle and storage building fire was intentionally set. At this time, the cause of the dumpster fire is not known but is considered suspicious. The investigation continues and is being conducted by the State College Police Department and the Centre Region Fire Marshall. Anyone with information is asked to: Call the SCPD @ 814-234-7150 or via the State College Borough website @ www.statecollegepa.us. or Call Crimestoppers @ 1-877-99-CRIME to report a crime anonymously. Email Crimestoppers Tips to: tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org Crimestoppers pays rewards of up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest.
Reporting Officer:Captain Dana Leonard
Agency:State College Police Department
243 South Allen Street
State College,PA,16801
phone: 814-234-7150
fax: 814-235-3324
email: police@statecollegepa.us
Posted Online:12/24/09

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