Arson in Bainbridge Township

DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: May 4, 2018 at approximately 9:50p.m.
 
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Arson
 
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Flowing Wells Roadside Park, located at 1999 N. M-140 Hwy. Township of Bainbridge.
 
AGENCIES INVOLVED:
#1: Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.
#2: Michigan State Police Fire Marshall’s Division.
#3: Watervliet Fire Department.
#4: Sister Lakes Fire Department.
#5: Benton Township Fire Department.
 
NARRATIVE:
On 5/4/18 at approximately 10p.m. a passerby noticed that the bathrooms, located at the Flowing Wells Roadside Park were fully engulfed in fire. This passerby than contacted 9-1-1 and the above mentioned fire departments and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene.
The roadside park and structures are owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation.
An investigation by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police Fire Marshall’s Division determined that fire was intentional and thus it’s classified as an Arson.
 
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau is conducting the investigation and anyone with information in regards to this Arson is requested to contact the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (269) 983-7141 ext. 7224, Crime-Stoppers at 1-800-342-7867 or the Michigan State Police Arson Tip Line at 1-800-442-7766.



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