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Police searching for 3 people in connection with 3 arsons

All of the fires happened within a half-mile of each other in an Erie neighborhood.

ERIE, Colo. — Police said three recent fires in an Erie neighborhood were intentionally set, and now they're looking to identify three people who were caught on security cameras setting at least one of the fires.

The first fire was reported on Thursday, Nov. 11 at around 2 a.m., Erie Police said.

Two more fires were reported Nov. 21, according to police.

The arsons happened in the 1700 blocks of Bain and Daily drives, and in the 1600 block of Harris Court, police said. Those locations are all within a half-mile of one another.

Three people were caught on a security camera lighting a fire on the front porch of a home in one of the cases reported Nov. 21 a little after 6 p.m., police said. Police are looking for help in identifying the people.

Credit: Erie Police Dept.

On Dec. 2, the police department released new video showing the suspects near the 900-block of Weston Circle. Police said this video was captured in full color, and shows the suspects' hoodies were white or grey.

Arson Investigation Ongoing Erie Police Department Detectives urge anyone who has information about the arson committed recently in Erie to submit tips directly to investigators. In newly received video footage, the persons of interest depicted are near the 900 block of Weston Circle. This view was captured in full color, and contrary to what was previously believed to be black hoodies with infrared video, investigators believe the hoodies to be white or grey. Arson is a serious crime. It can injure people, destroy property, and destabilize neighborhoods. When fire-setting involves juveniles, early intervention is critical. In addition, young arsonists often benefit from professional help to communicate and deal with anger or trauma in less dangerous ways. Tips may be submitted to Detective Sergeant Robert Vesco at rvesco@erieco.gov or Detective Shannon Crow scrow@erieco.gov, or 303-926-2827. For more information about the characteristics of arsonists, and youth-set fires, visit: https://www.erieco.gov/1923/Arsonists.

Posted by Town of Erie Police Department on Thursday, December 2, 2021

Anyone with information on the arsons or the people in the photos are asked to call Erie Police through Boulder County dispatch at 303-441-4444.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at info@nococrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-8477. 

Calls to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers are not recorded and the phone does not have caller ID, according to the NoCoCrimestoppers website. A coordinator completes a tips information form, makes initial inquiries and passes the information along to investigators. 

A two-way dialogue system online also allows tipsters to come back and provide additional information and ask questions.  

A community board of directors meets regularly to evaluate arrests and determine reward amounts. 

> More information about Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional NoCo Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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