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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

New Orleans Field Division

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 9, 2018
Contact: SSA Kevin Moran

ATF Offers Reward Up to $5,000 in the Monroe Creek Missionary Baptist Church Arson

WASHINGTON PARISH, La. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the Feb. 1, 2018, arson that occurred at the Monroe Creek Missionary Baptist Church located on Monroe Creek Road north of Highway 436 in Washington Parish. The fire resulted in a total loss of the property.

Additionally, on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, a series of wildfires were set in close proximity to the Monroe Creek Missionary Baptist Church. ATF, along with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, are actively investigating these fires.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving these crimes and are hopeful that this reward will provide additional leads in the investigation. Anyone having information about these fires should call ATF at:

1-888-ATF-FIRE (888-283-3473)

Individuals can also submit information through the mobile ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. All individuals providing tips can remain anonymous.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson. More information on ATF can be found at www.atf.gov.

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Field Division: New Orleans Field Division