Police Working to ID Potential Arson Witnesses
May 23, 2014 11:53 AM
by Jennifer Miller
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The State College Police Department is searching for a group of people who may be witnesses to Sunday's arson fires.

Police say four people were in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Bayberry Drive when the fire at 1037 Bayberry started.

Police say two of the individuals alerted the homeowner to the fire.

"These individuals are not suspects but potential witnesses," police said in a statement.

Authorities released a statement Friday asking those potential witnesses to contact the State College Police Department.

The two fires were reported within minutes of each other Sunday night. The fires were at homes that are only a few blocks apart. Investigators believe the fires are connected.

The first incident was reported at 11:03 p.m. at 712 Windsor Court involving a large wooden shed that was a few feet from the residence. The shed was fully engulfed in flames and destroyed.

The second incident occurred about 11:16 p.m. a few blocks away on Bayberry Drive. The blaze involved wooden furniture being set on fire on the front porch of a home. Authorities say an accelerant was used to start the fire that was also found on the front siding of the home.

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