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Longmont Public Safety Needs Help Identifying Arsonist

Longmont Police seek public's help to identify man suspected of setting a fire in a local church early this morning.

This content was originally published by the Longmont Observer and is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

Longmont Fire responded to a fire alarm at Central Longmont Presbyterian Church around 5:40 a.m. on October 13.

Photo provided by Longmont Police Department

The church is located at 402 Kimbark St.

The fire was contained by the quick response of the fire department as well as the sprinklers located inside the church. However, more than $5,000 worth of damages were caused by the fire.

The church was not occupied at the time of the fire.

Through an investigation, Longmont Fire and Police determined that the fire was caused by an unknown man who broke a window in the church door. The man then started the fire using and accelerant, which was not named by the police in a press release.

Photo provided by Longmont Police Department
Photo provided by Longmont Police Department
Photo provided by Longmont Police Department

Police are asking that anyone with any knowledge of the crime or who can identify the man in the photos above contact the Longmont Police Department by calling 303-651-8501.




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