Police investigate porch fire as an arson

By WEEK Reporter

Police investigate porch fire as an arson

November 16, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Police are investigating an arson that occurred at 2803 W. Scenic Drive on Tuesday night.

Officers responded to the address and spoke to the 42 year-old victim. The victim said that she was asleep with her boyfriend and daughter when she was awoken at 10:45 p.m. by a barking dog and a bright light.

The victim said she looked out the window and saw that her porch was on fire. The victim and her boyfriend told police that they were able to put the flames out before any major damage was caused.

The victim's boyfriend also discovered that a cake had been smashed into the windshield of their vehicle.

Police were able to watch security footage from a camera stationed outside of the victim's house and saw a white man wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans light the porch on fire.

Authorities are still investigating this incident.

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