Police stumped by suspicious fires plaguing City of Gulfport

5:30 PM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
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Gulfport, Florida -- Suspicious fires that have plagued the Gulfport community for the last five years has police asking for the public's help.

Gulfport Police says most of the fires have been sent in alleyways to items such as brush, trees, fences and garbage. So far, 31 reported fires appear to be related by location, time of day and method, investigators say --with 10 this year alone.

Police say they believe the same person is responsible for the fires and are asking the public to help monitor alleyways and report any suspicious people by calling 582-6177.

Anyone with information that may identify the suspect(s) and wishes to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County. Call 1-800-873-TIPS, report online at www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org or text keyword TIP144 plus your tip info to CRIMES. If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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