Yesterday evening Officers responded with the Fire Department to a fire call in the 7700 block of Metcalf Ave. The fire was already out upon the arrival of first responders. After some initial investigation, it was obvious to officials that the fire was intentionally started.
An unidentified person entered the men’s restroom at the convenience store and set some paper products on fire. There was damage to a wall along and some smoke damage, but the potential for serious damage was obvious. No injuries were reported.
The time frame in which this occurred was very short. A mere five minutes between 7:15 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. was all it took. The Police Department and the Fire Department are conducting a joint investigation. There is no surveillance video or photos available at this time.
If you were in this area around these times and observed someone acting suspicious, please call us at 913-344-8750, or the TIPS HOTLINE at 816-474-TIPS.