Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington has increased the reward for anyone with information regarding a stream of suspicious fires in the area over the past few months.
“The Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) Board of Directors recognizes the seriousness of suspicious fires in our community and the impact these incidents of the past few months could have on public safety,” said Program Coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter.
“With this in mind, the Board has taken the unprecedented step of increasing the minimum reward amount from $50 to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the [recent] suspicious fires.
This amount can be split among numerous tipsters with equal tip information. A tipster could also receive a reward ranging up to $2,000 if the tip warrants it. The targeted reward campaign begins today and concludes on April 1, 2017.
Meanwhile, yesterday morning, Wellington OPP, alongside fire crews from the Town of Erin and Halton Hills responded to a large stack of straw bales engulfed in flames in a field near Third Line in Erin and the Erin/Halton Hills Townline. A witness observed the fire and called it in. This fire has also been deemed suspicious. Police and the Ontario Fire Marshall continue to investigate.