Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:56 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Arson at Hope community center under investigation

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was originally published February 12, 2013 at 8:44 a.m. Updated February 12, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.


Search mug shots, government salaries, crime maps and more at our Right2Know page.

— Authorities in Hope are investigating after someone broke into a community center in town and set a fire.

It happened shortly before 2 a.m. at the North-side Community Center, 1709 N. Spruce St.

According to a statement from police Chief JR Wilson, the arsonist threw a rock through a side glass door, forced entry to a locked office area and set the fire.

Wilson said the responding officer estimated the fire caused about $50,000 in damage, with most of it restricted to two offices in the front of the building.

According to his statement, a television was also removed from the center and placed behind an adjacent building, where it was recovered by investigators.

Wilson said the motive isn't clear.

Police are asking anyone with additional information about what happened to contact them.

Comments on: Arson at Hope community center under investigation

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Teacher

    special ed teacher k-6, math teacher 7-12, For further info...
    NORPHLET, AR

  • Nurse practitioner

    nurse practitioner for busy cardiology clinic. Full time Ema...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Service technician

    ServiceTechnician—Briarwood Apts--3 yr general maint exp, wo...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Tractor operators & liter crews

    tractor operators & liter crews needed. Bush Hogging exp. r...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Teachers

    COACH- The Norfork School District is currently seeking appl...
    NORFORK, AR

Search 752 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online