A Hot Mess: NLVPD Looking For Arson Suspect

Close To A Dozen Dumpsters Torched Over Two-Day Period

Mitch Kelly
July 23, 2020 - 9:28 am
Snaphot of a North Las Vegas dumpster fire suspect from 7-22-20



LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - North Las Vegas Police are on the hunt for a man suspected of starting close to a dozen fires in the same general area.

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Officials released photos Wednesday of the suspect starting dumpster fires near buildings off of Craig Road between Commerce Street to MLK Boulevard.

North Las Vegas Fire also found footage where the man was seen with a small propane torch lighting dumpsters on fire. The fires destroyed the dumpsters, with some additional damage done to nearby buildings as well.

Investigators say the fires happened over a stretch of two days, July 19th and 20th. They say seven fires were set on the 19th, four on the 20th.

Police are asking anyone who might have more information to contact Arson Investigator Jeff Lomprey at 702-633-1102 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 (or www.crimestoppersofnv.com).