This morning at approximately 8:55 a.m., Parkersburg police officers responded to 1702 Spring Street in reference to a fire.
Officers spoke to one witness who stated she saw a man exit the rear of the residence and run east on 17th Street. The man was described as a white male in his late 20’s, dark hair, no facial hair, athletic or thin build, 5’7” to 6’0” tall, wearing a blue t-shirt over a white thermal undershirt and blue jeans.
The fire has been ruled as arson by fire inspectors and police detectives.
This is the second fire on Spring Street within five (5) days, both ruled as arson. The previous fire was on April 12th at 1320/1322 Spring Street, occurring around 1:00 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J.M. Stalnaker or Detective D.A. Moody at 304-424-8444. Anonymous tips can also be left at www.parkersburgpolice.com.