Joliet police investigating 6 vehicles ‘intentionally’ set on fire with gasoline


JOLIET, Ill — The Joliet Police Department is investigating after six vehicles were ‘intentionally’ set on fire early Wednesday morning.

The vehicle fires happened around 4 a.m. in the Reedwood area, which is on the city’s West Side, according to a Facebook post from the department.

Four vehicles were “heavily damaged” and two vehicles had “lesser damage,” Sgt. Dwayne English said in a press release.

English said it appears all of the fires were intentionally set with gasoline and the fires are connected.

The fires happened in the following areas:

  • 1100-1200 block of West Marion Street
  • 100 block of South Reed Street
  • 1000 block of West Jefferson Street
  • 0-50 block of Oneil Street

The department is asking for anyone with information or surveillance video to contact Detective McKinney at 815-724-3385.

Videos can also be sent to detectives using the Ring Neighbors App or anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Will County.

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