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Seeking Information Regarding Arson That Caused $2 Million in Damages

Incendiary devices were placed beneath tractor trailer rigs parked at the Harris Feeding Company near Coalinga, California on January 8. The ensuing fires destroyed 14 rigs with an estimated loss in excess of $2 million.

 

Seeking Information Regarding Arson That Caused $2 Million in Damages

The FBI and Fresno police are seeking information into a January 8 arson. Incendiary devices were placed beneath tractor trailer rigs parked at the Harris Feeding Company near Coalinga, California. The ensuing fires destroyed 14 rigs with an estimated loss in excess of $2 million.

An anonymous claim of responsibility was subsequently released by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, posted on several websites, and delivered to various media outlets.

According to a February 22 press release by the Sacramento FBI, the offenders may have conducted surveillance and planning before positioning the devices and fleeing. If you have any information about this attack, please contact us immediately. If you have direct knowledge of this crime but fear retaliation by those involved, there are steps and measures we can take to keep you safe. A substantial reward may be offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this attack.

“No one in our community should have to live in fear of these people again,” the release states.

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Feb 25, 2012 02:00 AM