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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The crime

Early on Thursday, July 28, an arsonist struck at the First Pentecostal Church, 1755 E. MacArthur. The target was a fleet of buses used by the church to transport members to services. Trash cans were placed in two buses and set on fire, which spread to other buses in the lot. Four buses are a total loss; four other buses suffered fire damage. Total loss exceeded $30,000.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this case or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All tips received are secure and anonymous.

If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of residents against crime.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1132

Department case number: 11C051887

Lead detective: Lt. David Thissen, Wichita Fire Department

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