Dormont police have made an arrest following a Dec. 2 car fire at the Exxon station on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont.
Police arrested Barry Hinkle, 33, of Dormont, after reviewing surveillance tapes from the gas station.
Dormont police responded to Exxon just before 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 for a report that a car in the parking lot was on fire.
According to the police report, someone used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire by the time police arrived. Police noticed that rags appeared to have been thrown underneath the car, and determined they had been used to start the fire.
Police said surveillance tapes from the gas station showed a man, identified as Hinkle, setting fire to the car. According to the police report, Hinkle knew the car’s owner. Police said Hinkle admitted to setting the fire.
Charges are pending. Continue to follow Dormont-Brookline Patch for details.
Also in the blotter:
- Cash and jewelry were reported stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Delwood Avenue. Dormont police are investigating.
- A vehicle parked at behind Albert’s Bar had all four tires slashed. Dormont police are investigating the incident.
Those with information about these incidents are asked to call Dormont police.
This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.