Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Police Investigating Suspicious Fires

The City of Milton Police Department is currently investigating three suspicious fires that were reported between October 10th at approximately 6:00pm and October 11th at 2:00am. The first suspicious fire was at 1046 Nelson Avenue and was reported at 6:18pm. Investigators have determined that the origin of the fire was in the basement of that residence. The fire resulted in substantial water and smoke damage to the dwelling. The subsequent fires were reported today at 2:16am and occurred on the property of 392 E. Madison Avenue. Suspects at that location set afire a motor home and the cab of a Dodge pickup truck. The motor home was a total loss, and there was substantial damage to the cab of the pickup truck.

Precise estimates of the damage is not yet known, however the amount will clearly be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Milton Fire Department are assisting with the investigations.

Anybody with information is encouraged to contact the Milton Police Department at 757-2244 or Janesville Area Crimestoppers at 756-3636. You can also text tips to 274637, then JAC + the message. Anybody providing information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.