APD seeking help to identify arson suspect

Press release from Asheville Police Department:

Asheville Police Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person who intentionally set a fire at a business on Patton Avenue.

The Asheville Fire Department responded to an unoccupied business located near the 205 block of Patton Ave around 5:30 a.m. on April 7 for a report of a tire fire. When crews arrived on the scene, they located a stack of tires against the building on fire with an extension into the building.There were no reports of injuries to civilians or first responders. Fire investigators have determined this fire was intentionally set.

Detectives are asking anyone who has any information about this case or knows the identity of the person to please contact APD at (828) 252-1110. Or you send an anonymous tip using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store) or by texting TIP2APD to 847411.

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