The following is a press release from Missoula Press Release:
On 4/12/13, between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. the Missoula Police Department and Fire Department responded to two separate structure fires. Both fires are believed to be arson related.
The first fire was at the Senior Citizen Center, whereupon a wooden shack adjacent to the building was lit on fire. The second fire was at Boone and Crockett, where a male suspect placed a combustible material against an outside doorway and lit it on fire.
The MPD and MFD previously released still photographs taken from a surveillance camera at Boone and Crockett (digitally attached below). The suspect is described as: Caucasian male, possible in his mid 20’s, thin build, wearing a checkered reflective coat. With the suspect was a male and female that appeared to be arguing in the parking lot.
Missoula Police Detectives wish to identify and question the woman in this new surveillance footage (digitally attached below). Detectives believe this woman was present while the fire at Boone and Crocket was started and knows the identity of the actual arson suspect.
The Missoula Police Department is leading the investigation in cooperation with the Missoula Fire Department.
Anyone with information on the suspect and companions are urged to call Detective JC Denton with the Missoula Police Department at 406-552-6292, Missoula 9-1-1, or Crime Stoppers at 406-721-4444. As a reminder, callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward. Citizen’s may also contact Missoula Fire Marshall Gordy Hughes at 406-552- 6210.