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Carlinville Arson and Burglary

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:12:05 CDT

A Carlinville man has been charged with burglary and arson following an incident Wednesday night in Carlinville.

According to Carlinville Police, on Wednesday at 9:07pm the Carlinville Police Department received a call of a male attempting to set a house on fire. Responding officers discovered the residence at 524 Yard St. unoccupied but having a strong odor of gasoline coming from it. A window was found broken out with blood around it and foot prints were observed inside the residence. After speaking with neighbors a male subject was located matching the description given and held for further investigation.

The Carlinville Fire Department was paged out to assess and ensure the residence was safe. Based on information gathered at the scene, the State Fire Mashall‘s Office was contacted to conduct an Arson investigation.

Carlinville Police formally charged 44 year old Pierre L. Tandy with one count of Residential Burglary and one count of Arson.

Bond was set at $75,000 and Tandy is currently being held in the Macoupin County Jail.


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