Crime of the week

POSTED: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 9:24am

UPDATED: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 9:29pm

Arson Fire

El Paso, Texas--

Five houses under construction in far east El Paso are intentionally set on fire within a two-week period, making this the Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week.”

On Thursday, May 20th, at 7:00 A.M., the El Paso Fire Department responded to a fire at a house under construction on the 14000 block of Navajo Point. While firefighters were controlling this fire, dispatchers received a second call about a fire at another house under construction on the 3200 block of Gold Point, a quarter mile north of the first location. Both fires were quickly extinguished by firefighters. Damages in these fires amounted to $100,000.

On Sunday, May 30th, just before 6:30 in the morning, Fire units were again called to three fires at homes under construction on the 12000 block of Hidden Grove. Two trailers were also on fire. Damages to all three homes and the two trailers were estimated at more than $600,000.

Investigators from the Fire Marshals office determined that all five fires were intentionally set, ruling them as Arson. The grand total of damages in all the fires amounted to over $700,000.00.

If you have information about the identity of the suspects in these Arsons, please call Crime Stoppers immediately at 566-TIPS (566-8477) or on-line at You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward.
Crime Stoppers of El Paso: a non-profit organization that brings together the community, law enforcement, and the media to solve crime.

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