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Several Arson Cases Involve Molotov Cocktails

Posted at 8:54 AM, Dec 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-19 09:21:21-05

MATTAWAN, Mich. – The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department along with the Mattawan Police Department are investigating what is believed to be related arson incidents.

Around 12:10 a.m. Wednesday deputies were dispatched to Car Connection on Red Arrow Highway for a vehicle on fire. Deputies found that someone had thrown a molotov cocktail at a vehicle and it landed on the roof.  The vehicle caught fire, but it was put out before the vehicle was a total loss.

Mattawan Police also responded to three incidents inside the White Pines Trailer Park where someone threw one molotov cocktail under a car, one in front of a trailer, and the third hit a trailer, breaking the window. In all  three of those incidents, the fires were put out before any extensive damage was done.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Van Buren County Sheriff Department at 269-657-2006 or  the Mattawan Police Department at 269-668-3661.