Champaign Police need help solving a case of arson. It happened about 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 3rd. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion at the house in the 600-block of East Beardsley. After hearing the explosion, neighbors say they saw a burst of smoke and flames coming from the home. A possible suspect seen running southbound between nearby homes, is described as a black male, in his early 20's, approximately 6'2" tall with a heavy build. It's believed he was carrying a red gas can.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers:
(217) 373 - TIPS
(217) 373 - 8477
OR send an anonymous text to:
Tip397, plus information to CRIMES (274637)