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Rewards offered for tips on torched cars

The Detroit News

Pontiac — Police are seeking information in the arson of an SUV in a Pontiac apartment complex.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said surveillance video shows a male pouring gasoline on a Dodge Journey. The fire spread to two other vehicles next to it in the parking lot.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said surveillance video from the Spring Lake Village Apartment Complex near Whittemore in Pontiac shows at 5:28 a.m. Sept. 10 a male carrying a gasoline can approach a silver 2017 Dodge Journey. The male pours gasoline on the rear tire of the vehicle, the roof and on the ground beneath it. He then climbs on top of the Journey and ignites the gasoline, police said in a release.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information related to an arson at the Spring Lake Village Apartment Complex near the 700 block of Whittemore Street in the City of Pontiac on September 10, 2017 around 5:30am. Photo is of suspect pouring gasoline on the car that was burned.

The intensity of the fire, a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and a 2002 Saturn L-100 were also damaged.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee tip line at (800) 44-ARSON for a reward of up to $5,000 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAKUP for a reward of up to $1,000. Tipsters can remain anonymous.