Police are asking for help to identify person of interest in arson
MILWAUKEE - Police are asking for the public's help to identify a person seen purchasing a bottle of charcoal lighter fluid at a gas station. The purchase was made less than one block from an arson that happened a short time later.
"The individual bought the bottle of lighter fluid at about 2:10 a.m. on August 25, and there was subsequently an arson to a garage in the 2300 block of S. 13th Street was between 2:10 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on the same date," said Lt. Mark Stanmeyer with Milwaukee Police.
The person is described as a Hispanic male, 17-20 years old, 6'00", thin, light complexion, with a short goatee/mustache, short brown hair with designs on the left side, wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt with "AND ONE" in white letters on the front, multicolor plaid shorts, and light ankle high athletic shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.