FBI Sacramento
Public Affairs Specialist Gina Swankie
(916) 977-2285
January 4, 2016

Tracy Mosque Arson Joint Investigation Continues

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects who participated in the December 26, 2015 attempted arson and possible hate crime the Tracy Islamic Center located at 11970 West Larch Road in Tracy.

On the morning of December 26, 2016, the president of the Tracy Islamic Center board discovered the remains of an explosive device known as a Molotov cocktail outside the door of the mosque. Law enforcement determined the device was likely thrown over a chain-link fence, possibly in an attempt to set the fire to the mosque. As a result of the incident, the center sustained approximately $1,000 in damages.

The incident continues to be investigated by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office; Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sacramento Field Office
    (916) 481-9110 or (800) CALL-FBI (800-225-5324)
  • San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office
    (209) 468-4400
  • Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, San Francisco Field Office
    (888) ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477)        

A self-printable poster that includes details of the crime and a photo of the damage is available on the FBI website: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/arson-investigation-tracy-california/view.