03/20/2011 Arson Investigation Continues
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley
Arson Investigation Continues
On March 20, 2011 at approximately 11:00 am a forest fire was reported to be burning at the end of Hargis Road. Several area Volunteer Fire Departments responded to assist the Dennard Fire Department. Investigators with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department are working with the local Forestry Office to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Preliminary estimates put the loss of just property and contents at approximately $80,000.
Investigators were initially looking for a white, late model Toyota truck. A driver of this vehicle has come forward to clear up this person of intrest and have cooperated in the investigation. Investigators now are looking for a red Ford SUV, year model unknown, that was witnessed to be in the area at the time of the fire. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in this case. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Sheriff Scott Bradley at 745-3838. All information will be kept confidential