In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 28, an arsonist struck the First Pentecostal Church at 1755 E.  MacArthur. The arsonist targeted the fleet of buses used by the church to transport the congregation to services. The arsonist placed trash cans lit on fire into two of the buses, which spread to the other buses in the lot. Four of the buses are a total loss and four other buses suffered fire damage. The total loss exceeded over $30,000.00.

If you have information about this arson or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217, then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

 Sgt. Scott Plummer
Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers

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