Coos Bay offers reward to help stop arsonist

A string of arsons is under investigation in Coos Bay, and the city is taking new steps to catch the culprit.

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 3:49 PM

COOS BAY, Ore. – A string of arsons is under investigation in Coos Bay, and the city is taking new steps to catch the culprit.

There have been a large number of fires being intentionally set in the Empire area over the past couple of months, city officials said. Vacant homes, vehicles, trash receptacles, and vegetation have all been targeted.

Now, the city is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

To report information or talk to the lead investigation, contact Coos Bay Police at 541-269-8911 or Coos Stop Crime at 541-267-6666.

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