Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office vehicle burned, arson investigation underway


ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after one of their marked patrol vehicles was found on fire Thursday morning.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies responded to Anderson County Fleet Maintenance, located at 731 Michelin Blvd. in Anderson, around 12:50 a.m. in regards to a vehicle fire.

When then arrived at the scene, deputies saw the marked patrol vehicle on fire.

Deputies and Anderson County Fire personnel went inside the fenced in property and put out the fire.

According to the release, two suspects were seen in the area in or around the fence at the same time the fire was reported.

“With the information regarding suspicious persons near the property prior to call, it was determined that the vehicle fire may have been intentional,” according to the release. “Based on the possible intentional burning of a vehicle, arson investigators were contacted and responded to begin processing.”

Sheriff’s Office officials said deputies found several county vehicles with items missing from inside while investigating the possible arson.

“At this time there are no suspects and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for any information regarding this incident,” according to the release.

Anyone with information in regards to the vehicle fire, or anyone who may know who is responsible, is asked to call 864-260-4400.

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