The Marshalltown Fire Department is asking for the public’s assistance. Over the past several months Marshalltown Fire Department has responded to six fires that after investigation, have been determined to be intentionally set. Those locations include:
- 502 North 12th Ave
- 7 North 11th Street
- 719 N. 4th Ave
- 206 N. 4th Ave
- 510 E. Main St
- 712 E. Boone St
These homes were either abandoned or unoccupied at the time of the fire. On Friday, April 22, 2016, a passerby reported seeing a white male, 5’10” to 6' tall, in his early to mid 40s, with brown hair and wearing blue jeans, a blue hooded shirt, and a blue baseball cap standing outside the home at 712 E. Boone St. at the time of the fire. The witness said they saw the male did not have a beard, but described them as "scruffy looking". The Fire Department is asking the residents of Marshalltown to watch for and report suspicious activity in or around properties that are vacant.
Additionally, should anyone have information pertaining to these fires, please contact Marshall County Crime Stoppers at (641) 753-1234 or www.marshallcountycs.com
All tips are completely anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.