Police Seek Info About Arson Fire

Posted On July 03, 2012

(Osgood, Ind.) – A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, responsible for setting a house on fire.


Last Friday, June 29 at about 5:15 a.m., the Osgood Fire Department was called to a home at 228 South Maple Street for a fire report. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully involved in flames. Nobody was inside the home owned by Nancy Truesdel at the time.


There were no injuries associated with the blaze, however, an Osgood firefighter did have to be treated for heat exhaustion after the fire rekindled later the same morning. That firefighter was treated at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.


Osgood Police began to investigate the fire, asking for an evidence technician from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Fire Marshal. Investigators soon determined the home had been broken into before the fire was set intentionally.


Now, there is a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anybody with information is asked to contact the Osgood Police Department at (812) 689-4313 or the tip line at 1-800-382-4628. Callers can remain anonymous.


“I would like to thank Osgood Fire Department, Deputy Hunger, Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. I also want to thank Roger Adams and Chris Garnett, both of Osgood, for their quick actions in alerting neighbors of the danger and getting them out of their homes,” said Osgood Town Marshal Eric Roush.