Arson in Brookfield

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

By Bob Skolnik

Contributing Reporter

Brookfield police are looking for an arsonist who threw an incendiary device at a home in the 9500 block of Lincoln Ave. At about 1:00 a.m. this morning, Aug. 20, someone threw a crude glass bottle filled with an unknown accelerant at the front picture window of a home in the 9500 block of Lincoln Ave. in Brookfield. A resident in the household was awakened by the banging sound and discovered that his front window had been shattered and was on fire according to the Brookfield police.

The resident used a garden hose to put out the fire and the fire was extinguished before the police arrived. The window of the home was double paned and the fire did not break the second pane of glass and did not extend to the interior of the home. No one was injured, but there was some scorching damage around the window.

Police are working leads and have some possible suspects in mind, but no arrest has yet been made. At this point police believe that this was not a random act of violence.

Love the Landmark?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Riverside Brookfield Landmark and We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Riverside and Brookfield.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad