Four months after the night of arson following the Ferguson grand jury decision announcement, federal investigators are warning many of the blazes will go unsolved unless more people help with tips.
Playground equipment set on fire after earlier attempt to ignite picnic table.
St. Louis County Police tell KMOX News that a woman spotted a man in a green SUV jump out of the vehicle with a metal canister, set it on a pole, then drive off.
“It raised more questions than answers,” he says.
Antonio Whiteside, 26, is charged with fire at Ferguson Market.
Eureka Fire Chief Greg Brown and St. Louis County Chief of Special Operations Matt LaVanchy told the committee firefighters were shot at during the unrest and, as a result, were told to stand down, even though residents needed their help.
The tips line has been busy, but no information leading to an arrest has panned out.
Ferguson Committeewoman Patricia Bynes doesn’t know what the holdup is, saying perhaps it’s the time of year slowing things down, or maybe cleanup is being held off until after hearings in Jefferson City.
A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb.
Police say Joshua Williams is accused of setting multiple fires on Christmas Eve