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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Contact: Ashlee J. L. Sherrill, ATF Public Information Officer

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Mallard Stadium Arson Investigation

MADISON, Wis. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of the State Fire Marshal, and Madison Police and Fire Departments, announces a reward today of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the Oct. 17 arson at the Madison Mallards baseball stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. 

While investigating the scene, authorities recovered a unique LED camping lantern near the scene that may belong to the suspect(s). Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying who might have owned or recently purchased the lantern as well as any other information related to events leading up to or immediately after the fire that is estimated to have caused more than $150,000 in damages.

Those with information regarding this investigation are asked to contact the Madison Fire Department's Fire Investigation Division at (608) 266-4488 or submit a tip to Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014, or on the web at P3Tips.com

ATF protects the public from crimes involving firearms, explosives, arson, and the diversion of alcohol and tobacco products; regulates lawful commerce in firearms and explosives; and provides worldwide support to law enforcement, public safety, and industry partners. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

 

LED camping lantern found near Oct. 17 arson at the Madison Mallards baseball stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.

LED camping lantern found near Oct. 17 arson at the Madison Mallards baseball stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.

While investigating the scene, authorities recovered a unique LED camping lantern near the scene that may belong to the suspect(s). Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying who might have owned or recently purchased the lantern.

St. Paul Field Division