Police ask for help to identify suspected arsonist
Farmington police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect captured on video in an apparent arson of an apartment building.
The roughly two-minute video released Tuesday, July 25, shows a male suspect approach the building at 303 Pine St. while carrying an item. The man, who is carrying an item, approaches a door, and then he appears to push in an air-conditioning unit in a main-floor window and look inside. Video from another angle later shows the building on fire and three people climbing out of a second-floor window to jump to the ground as the fire spreads.
Farmington police said the arson occurred about 9:15 p.m. July 9. They described the suspect as a white male, approximate 6 feet tall, medium build and wearing a dark-colored T-shirt and shorts. He may have burn injuries.
Police are offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification of anyone involved in the fire. The public can call an arson hotline at 800-723-2020 or Farmington police Det. Shawn Scovill at 651-280-6700.