The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week.

On July 10th, 2021 at approximately 11:30 P.M. Decatur Police and Fire responded to the 1600 block of W Leafland in reference to an aggravated arson. Officers arrived on scene and observed the rear portion of a residence on fire. The Decatur Fire department was able to extinguish the fire and two bottles of lighter fluid were observed next to the rear of the house which were left by a suspect.

Neighboring residents observed an individual dressed in all black colored clothing, along with a black ski mask at the back of this residence just prior to the fire. This individual was later observed running in a S/W direction from the residence.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Thank you.