Reward offered for tips in Dayton arson

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Miami Valley Crime Stoppers and the Dayton Fire Department need your help to solve an arson case, and they’re offering a reward encourage tips.

A rewards of $2,500 is offered for any information on the fire that leads to an arrest.

Authorities are looking for two people who set a car on fire in the 300 block of Sheridan Avenue on Friday, April 1st.

Investigators say two suspects were driving a blue-green GMC Safari with tan/silver kick-plates and a luggage rack on top. The SUV had tinted windows.

According to authorities, the SUV backed into an alley and set a vehicle on fire using a flammable liquid.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: White male, 40’s, bald, average build with “beer belly”

Suspect #2: White female, 30’s to early 40’s, long black hair in a bun, short and “plumpy”

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Dayton Fire Investigator Jennifer Godsey at 937-333-4531 or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP. Tips can also be submitted online at, or through the mobile app “p3 tips” (select Miami Valley Crime Stoppers as the agency). provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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