Reward: Las Cruces Fire May Have Been Arson

Dec 10, 2013

  Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the person or person who may have set fire to a commercial building two days before Thanksgiving.

The Las Cruces Fire Department extinguished the blaze but not before the building at 255 N. Mesquite St. suffered heavy fire and smoke damage on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 26. The fire also damaged a large amount of retail merchandise within the building.

Initial estimates put the damage to the building and contents at around $100,000.

Anyone with information that can help identify the person or persons who may have set fire to the building is asked to contact Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.