ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for PECO Sub-Station Arson

Oct 26, 2011, 17:36 ET from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the arson that occurred Oct. 24 at a Philadelphia Electric and Gas Company (PECO) sub-station, in Philadelphia, Pa.

The fire incident occurred on the night of October 24th, at approximately 11:30 p.m., at 4601 Rhawn Street. There have been no reported injuries at this time. The investigation is being conducted by fire investigators from the ATF, the Philadelphia Fire Marshal's Office, and the Philadelphia Police Department.  

Investigators have conducted a thorough examination of the fire scene and have ruled the cause of the fire to be incendiary. Investigators are seeking assistance from the public that may assist them in solving the case.

Anyone having information should call the ATF 24/7 hotline 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473) or email at Email:

"Arson is a violent crime and ATF is committed to keeping the public safe," said   ATF Philadelphia Field Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Essam Rabadi. "We are asking the public to provide any information that would lead investigators to those responsible for this arson."

ATF is the primary, Federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for investigating crimes of arson.  More information on ATF and its programs can be found at

Contact: Special Agent Steven Bartholomew
Public Information Officer, ATF
(215) 446-9672

SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives