Sheriff Asks Media's Help To Apprehend Arsonist

Bryan Dubois
Mar 23, 2010

 

The Erie County Sheriff has released a physical description of the arsonist who is suspected of setting more than 13 fires in Erie County since Tuesday.  The fires have injured 14 people.  "We're releasing an artist rendering of the suspect," said Captain Paul Sigsworth of the Erie County Sheriff's Department. "Through the quick response of local law enforcement and the FBI, we're able to quickly put together enough information to release to the public so they can be informed.  We're hoping that through media exposure, we're able to disseminate this information to make it easier for law enforcement to make an arrest." 

All county residents are asked to keep a vigilant look out for anyone fitting the description and to immediately report it to authorities. "We're counting on the media and concerned citizens to bring [the arson suspect] to justice before he can destroy more property or cause injury or loss of life," Sigsworth said.

The suspect's description is as follows:

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