Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Kansas City Field Division
At The Frontline Against Violent Crime
For Immediate Release
June 9, 2011
Contact: Special Agent Trista Frederick, PIO
ATF Seeks Fourth Suspect in Hereford House Arson
Surveillance Photographs of Additional Suspect Released and Additional Reward Offered
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Kansas City Fire Department and the Kansas City Police Department, released surveillance photographs of a fourth unidentified suspect in the early morning fire on Oct. 20, 2008 occurring at the Hereford House Restaurant, 2 East 20th Street, Kansas City, Mo. The two photographs are being released in hopes that someone in the community would recognize the individual. ATF is also now offering a separate reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the arson.
This announcement follows the indictments and arrests of Vincent Pisciotta and Mark A. Sorrentino. According to the indictment, Pisciotta and Sorentino are two of the three individuals hired by Rodney J. Anderson to set fire to the restaurant. Rodney J. Anderson is the co-owner of B & C Restaurant Corporation, a holding company that owned the Hereford House restaurant business. Anderson is also a co-owner of Hereford K.C. Realty, LLC, which owned the building at 2 E. 20th Street, Kansas City, Mo., in which the Hereford House was located, and a co-owner of Skivers Corporation, a restaurant management company that managed the Hereford House and other area restaurants.
Investigators have evidence that a fourth individual worked in concert with Pisciotta, Sorrentino and Anderson but investigators need assistance in identifying him.
These arrests are the result of tireless work by ATF, FBI, the Kansas City Fire Department and the Kansas City Police Department said Michael P. Gleysteen, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Kansas City Division.
We are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual in the photographs so that we can ensure that all involved in this violent act are brought to justice.
The public is asked to call the local ATF office at 816-559-0850, ATF’s toll free hotline, 1-888-ATF-FIRE (888-283-3473) or Kansas City Crime Stoppers hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477) with any information that may help identify those responsible for the fire. The phone lines are answered 24 hours a day and all calls remain confidential.
More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.
Surveillance Camera Photographs