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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Kimberly Nerheim, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Monday, November 9, 2020

ATF Offering $5,000 Reward for Information leading to Arrest in Milwaukee Arson

CHICAGO— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Milwaukee Field Office and the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying persons of interest involved in an arson that took place in a commercial building located at 2537-2541 North Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 6, 2019, at 4:30 am. The fire severely damaged a two-story commercial building that housed a Metro PCS store and the Hair Fantasys salon on the first floor. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible. ATF is working collaboratively on the investigation with the Milwaukee Police Department.

Videos of persons law enforcement seeks to speak to can be viewed at the following links and and below are two photos depicting persons of interest.

Persons of interest in arson

People with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of these individuals are urged to contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (283-8477),, or submit an anonymous tip through the “ReportIt” app, available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. When reporting, be sure to include as many details as possible and contact information for potential follow up if a reward is sought. Persons with information may also contact the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360.

“The public’s assistance is important in helping to identify those depicted in the pictures and videos,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Kristen de Tineo of the Chicago Field Division. “We are dedicated to working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department and the community to determine who is responsible for this arson.”

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


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