Arrest Made for Car Fire at Dormont Exxon Station

Dormont police have details about a car fire that occurred Dec. 2 at the Exxon station on West Liberty Avenue.

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:

Nov. 30

  • Cash and jewelry were reported stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Delwood Avenue. Dormont police are investigating.

Dec. 4

  • 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.

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Robert December 10, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I am not surprised..........anything is liable to happen in dormon
Ed M December 10, 2012 at 06:20 PM
It's Dormont Robert
Erin Faulk December 10, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Robert, I have noticed this on several articles. Please respect the community of Dormont by spelling the borough's name correctly. Thanks for your comments.
Jeff December 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM
The last person i know who recently moved to USC like Robert was the former boro of Dormont manager. Might explain the negative comments
Ed M December 11, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Maybe they are one in the same?????
CJ December 26, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Attn Dormont Borough, Police and Legal Departments: This man had better be charged with "Risking a Catastrophe" and "Reckless Endangering". Setting something on fire is one thing, for example melting the swingsets at the playground, okay not cool, but swingsets don't explode. What kind of IDIOT starts a fire AT A GAS STATION. People who don't even live in the borough could have been killed by the explosion that could have resulted from THIS act of Darwinian suicide. This act rises to the level of felonious, when the very real possibility is created that my house could blow up, and I'm not even involved, aware, or at the gas station. Felony book this tool!


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