Police Offer Reward Money for Tips on Fires After NCAA Game

By: News 10
By: News 10

"We hope charges brought against the individuals involved will deter others from committing these types of irresponsible offenses in the future."

Police in East Lansing are hoping reward money will help bring some tips about the fires that were intentionally set after MSU lost to Duke in the NCAA Tournament last Friday.

Up to $500 will be rewarded for each tip leading to the arrest and conviction of the people involved.

"Not only do these fires endanger the community and cause destruction, they damage the reputation of our university community at a national level," said ELPD Capt. Jeff Murphy. "We hope charges brought against the individuals involved will deter others from committing these types of irresponsible offenses in the future."

Here's a list of the times and exact locations of the fires:

200 Block of Cedar Street - Ottoman - 12:26 a.m.
200 Block of Milford Street - Lounge Chair - 12:28 a.m.
500 Block M.A.C. Street in Alley - Two Mattresses - 12:29 a.m.
710 Oak Street - Couch - 12:34 a.m.
100 Block of Louis Street - Couch - 12:46 a.m.
500 Block of Ann Street - Trash Can in Street - 12:54 a.m.
Stoddard-Albert Intersection - Couch - 1:09 a.m.
2585 Abbot Road (Abbot Place Apartments) - Dumpster - 1:11 a.m.
River-Victor Intersection - Couch - 1:26 a.m.
Albert-Stoddard Intersection - Wood Chair - 1:46 a.m.
Harrison-Elm Intersection - Traffic Cone and Orange Barrel - 2:25 a.m.
Center-Oak Intersection - Couch - 3:15 a.m.

All tips will be kept confidential. Phone tips can be made by contacting the ELPD Detective Bureau at (517) 319-6884. Email tips can be sent to elpdtips@elpolice.com. All tips must include a return phone number at which the individual making the tip can be reached.


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