Champaign County authorities investigating arson and burglary reports

URBANA - The Champaign County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of arson and burglary incidents that happened early Friday morning.

Authorities say the first incident happened on December 5 in the 1400 block of Eastern Avenue, where miscellaneous tools and a white Econoline Van were stolen from two garages.  The van was later found, fully engulfed in flames, in the 400 block of West Country Club Road.  Authorities say the fire appeared to have been set intentionally, and the van and its contents were not salvageable.

Champaign County Sheriff's deputies say the other four incidents happened on the 1400 and 1500 blocks of North Broadway, and the 1400 and 1500 blocks of North Division.  In those incidents, garages and vehicles were entered, but it is unknown if any items were taken in any of these incidents.

If you have any information on this crime, you're asked to call the Champaign County Sheriff's Office at (217) 384-1213 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 384-TIPS.

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