Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
By Margie Wuebker
Police suspect arsonist torched Celina vehicles
Law enforcement seeks tips from public
  Celina firefighters and police officers responded to a rash of suspicious vehicle fires early this morning at residences in the northeast part of the city.
Arson is suspected.
The first 911 call came in at 5:30 a.m. today from the 1600 block of Queensbury Drive with a second fire report 13 minutes later from the 1000 block of Kensington Court. Someone also reported a smouldering fire in vehicle along Meadowview Drive shortly before 10 a.m.
All of the incidents are in an area behind Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home and Celina Manor Nursing Home off Myers Road.
In one case, flames spread from one vehicle to another parked in a driveway and then to a garage.
At least three vehicles were burned. Further details were not available at press time.
Celina Fire Chief Doug Wolters called in the State Fire Marshal's Office to investigate the incidents.
Through the state's Blue Ribbon Arson Committee, Wolters said there is the potential for up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Celina Police also are investigating a rash of vandalized vehicles in the same general area - some of which occurred this morning and others during the weekend.
Anyone who spotted suspicious activity in the area is asked to call the police department at 419-586-2345, the fire department at 419-586-2127, or the fire marshal's office at 800-589-2728.

Correction:
The phone numbers have been corrected from the print edition.
Additional online stories for this date
Print edition only stories for this date
• State seeks venue change
• Civil War takes center stage at fair
• St. Marys asbestos bid under estimate
• Fair schedule
• Grand Lake set to open postseason in Newark
• Mariners have five all-league selections
• Landowners in Mercer, Auglaize may be eligible for EQIP funds
• Nominations accepted for county FSA committees
a_d
Today
13°
Partly Sunny
5%
Tonight
-6°
Mostly Clear
Tomorrow
21°
Partly Sunny
Tomorrow Night
16°
Snow
76%
Sunday
33°
Snow
93%
Sunday Night
20°
Snow Likely
56%
Monday
29°
Mostly Cloudy
9%
Monday Night
19°
Mostly Cloudy
51%
Tuesday
43°
Rain
80%
Tuesday Night
33°
Rain
80%
Wednesday
40°
Chance Rain/Snow
49%
Wednesday Night
10°
Mostly Cloudy
19%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d