Arson of an Occupied Structure

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On August 7,  2019 at approximately 4:20 PM the West Chester Police Department and the West Chester Fire Department responded to the Hannum Gardens Apartments, 601 Downingtown Pike for the report of an apartment fire.  Responding officers received information that the fire may have been intentionally set.  Responding police officers did extinguish the remains of a fire to the rear of a unit adjacent to North Everhart St.  The fire resulted in moderate damage to property and the rear of the apartment.  The incident apartment was occupied at the time of the incident.   A male suspect was seen fleeing the area of the origin of the fire.  The case is under investigation by the Chester County Fire Marshall's Office and the West Chester Police Criminal Unit.  

Anyone with information can contact the West Chester Criminal Unit. (610) 696-2700

Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Reference ID: 
20190807M0077

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