W.Va. Authorities ask for the public’s help in Arson cases

The West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office announced the need for the public’s assistance in the investigation of a series of suspected arson cases.

Eight different fires have occurred in the Capon Bridge and Augusta areas.

Each of the fires have occurred in vacant structures with no injuries reported.

As the investigation continues authorities are asking the public to be on the watch for as well as be alert to any suspicious activity.

The public is asked to be on alert at least until the suspect or suspects are apprehended.

If you have any information or see suspicious activity report it immediately to law enforcement.

If you have any information or wish to report suspicious activity call 1-800-233-3473.

There is a $5,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest and conviction in any arson case in West Virginia.

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VSP ask for the public’s help in investigation of an accident

An email from Virginia State Police (VSP) is asking for the public’s help in an investigation.

The investigation involves a Fauquier County accident that involved a pedestrian stuck in a hit and run Sat. Aug. 6.

A 21 year old Bealeton Virginia man was walking on Route 29 north near the intersection of Route 28 when he was struck by a vehicle who stopped immediately after the incident.

A second vehicle then struck the Bealeton man again but continued without stopping.

That vehicle is described as a possible white SUV or truck of unknown mark and model.

The Bealeton man suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to INOVA Hospital.

No other injuries were reported in the incident but VSP are asking the public for assistance in the investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or with any information is asked to contact VSP Senior Trooper D. Mabie at 540-347-6200 or at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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