Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Roseville Crime Stoppers Offers Reward For Information About Playground Fire

Roseville Crime Stoppers is offering a $750 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a suspicious fire that destroyed a large play structure at H.C. Elliot Park.

Nick Alexander, president of Roseville Crime Stoppers as well as a City of Roseville Parks and Recreation commissioner, authorized the special reward.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, the Roseville Fire Department responded to a fire at the park, located at 1421 Cushendall Drive in west Roseville, and found a large play structure fully engulfed in flames. Although the fire was extinguished in a matter of minutes, the play equipment was completely destroyed. City of Roseville Parks and Recreation officials are estimating the damage at between $250,000 and $300,000.


The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Fire investigators are looking into all possibilities, including fireworks. Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.

Roseville Crime Stoppers is a private foundation committed to public safety in Roseville. They raise funds through private donations, chili-cook-offs, dinners, and Roseville's annual Fourth of July "Run Crime out of Roseville" 5K run. Members of Roseville Crime Stoppers provide funds for monetary rewards for crime tips leading to arrest. Roseville Crime Stoppers also provides funds for crime prevention tools to benefit the Roseville Police Department and the citizens of Roseville.

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