Cocoa Police Investigating Two Separate Arsons In Local Neighborhood
By Space Coast Daily // April 3, 2017
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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police detectives are investigating two separate arsons in one local neighborhood that may be the work of the same person, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.
Police say the first arson occurred near Spartan St. on Thursday, just after midnight, when a neighbor reported seeing fire “shooting through the air.”
A short time after the neighbor witnessed the fire, his neighbor’s trailer was on fire, along with a vehicle parked next door to the trailer.
Investigators say the homeowner was asleep inside his residence at the time the fire started, however there were no injuries as a result of the fire and damage was moderate, according to to police.
On Monday, just after 4 a.m., detectives responded to another fire on Nomad St., two blocks near from Thursday’s incident.
Four men were at home and awakened by the sound of glass breaking.
When the men went to inspect the front door, they saw their trailer on fire and the fire was extinguished before major damage was done.
No injuries were reported.
Police say both fires appear to be deliberately set and were carried out during the overnight hours when residents were home sleeping.
Residents in the community of Sunrise Village are being asked to immediately report suspicious activity.
Police advise residents should report as any unusual behavior, unfamiliar vehicles or persons in the area.
Anyone with information that can help detectives with the investigation is asked to contact the Cocoa Police Department at 321-639-2620 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
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