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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 10, 2019
Contact: Charlenne Hennessy, SA/PIO

ATF Announces $8,000 Reward for Information Leading to Arson Suspect(s)

PHILADELPHIA – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today a reward of $8,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of person(s) responsible for several suspicious fires that have occurred in Northern Indiana County since August 2018.

The following fires have all occurred in Northern Indiana County and have been deemed suspicious or as otherwise noted as incendiary. The most recent fire occurred at a barn on March 28, 2019, on Barnard Road, in Dayton, PA. With the exception of the fire at Harmony Grove Lutheran Church and the Amish Furniture store in West Mahoning Township, the other fires listed below occurred at unoccupied or abandoned barns and buildings/structures:

August 9, 2018 – Farmhouse/Garage – Alabran Road, Smicksburg, PA

December 15, 2018 – Barn – Wolf Road, Smicksburg, PA

December 21, 2018 – Barn – State Route 954, Creekside, PA

December 29, 2018 – Garage/Shed fire – Bailey Road, Washington Township, PA

December 29, 2018 – Storage Building – Whitaker & Rudolph Road, North Mahoning Township

January 25, 2019 – Amish Furniture Store, Stephenson Road, West Mahoning Township, PA*

February 26, 2019 – Harmony Grove Lutheran Church, 5 Points Road, Creekside, PA*

March 20, 2019 – Brush Fire – Getty and Pollock Roads, East Mahoning Township, PA

March 28, 2019 – Barn Fire – Barnard Road, Dayton, PA*

*indicates fire ruled as incendiary by Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal

This investigation is being conducted jointly by the ATF Pittsburgh Field Office of the Philadelphia Field Division and the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal.

Anyone having information about the fires listed above or the individuals involved, should call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-4-PA-TIPS, or email / submit tips via online Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, or by visiting, using the Philadelphia Field Division as the location.


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