UPDATE: VSP Sets Checkpoints Across Accomack For Arson Info - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

UPDATE: VSP Sets Checkpoints Across Accomack For Arson Info

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ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. - From local law enforcement to State Troopers, Virginia's police brigade are taking over Accomack County from March 8th-12th.

The troopers are in pursuit of the perpetrators of the 64, and growing list of arsons, burning through abandoned homes, storage units and personal memories of locals since mid-November.

"We know the community is frustrated, we are so, and were determined to put a stop to these fires for the safety of everyone," said Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police public relations officer.

The checkpoints come during a week of 10 confirmed arsons in only six days as foundations turned to ashes across the county. Troopers are handing out fliers with the Accomack County Arson Tip Line, reward information and are asking residents to be vigilant during the day, looking for cars that seem out of place.

Through their investigation, officials believe the arsonist is attacking at least an hour before the blaze is found.
     
"We've been very fortunate that no one has been injured, 64 fires the threat is there," said Geller. "Every time the fire has been set the threat of someone being killed or injured is there."

But as the investigation heats up, troopers say their end goal is returning Accomack County to the safe, tranquility that residents once knew before Nov. 12th.

"There's a crime to be solved and we'll stay out here until they're solved," said Geller. "We're not going to go away."

Again, Virginia State Police are offering a $25,000 reward. If you have any information that could lead to an arrest, you can call the VSP Tip Line at (757)-655-1437.

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