Omaha Public Radio News
Tue September 8, 2009
Omaha Police seeking information on arsonist
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Omaha, NE – Omaha Police are asking for the public's help to locate an arsonist.
Police and Fire officials were called to Beth Israel Synagogue July 30th for a report of a playground on fire. Arson investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. It caused $10,000 worth of damage to the equipment, which is a total loss.
Anyone with information is urged to call Omaha Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP, log on to www.omahacrimestoppers.net or text information to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. All tips are anonymous. The Beth Israel Synagogue is also offering a reward.
In pictures: damage to the Beth Israel playground. Photos courtesy Omaha Police Department.