Arson Incident Under Investigation in LaPorte


LaPorte Police are looking for a suspect or suspects responsible for a fire at 505 Maple Ave on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the investigation, the resident told police that a grill and two tires caught fire in the back yard and the tires were reportedly purposely moved to that location and a gasoline container was found nearby. The container had been on the front porch and moved to the area where the fire originated. It is suspected that gasoline was used as an accelerant.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

If you have any information about this incident, you may call in an anonymous tip at (219) 362-9446.