Sheldon Police Seek Information On Suspected Arson Of Vacant Home

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon Police officers are looking for the public’s help to try to find out exactly what happened to cause a fire in a vacant home last week.

According to the Sheldon Police Department, they are investigating what they’re calling “an arson incident” that resulted in damage to a vacant home located at 1302 South 5th Avenue in Sheldon. The fire was reported on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at about 4:15 p.m.

Authorities tell us there was no active electricity going to the vacant house.

The Sheldon Police Department is encouraging anyone who has information related to this crime to contact the Sheldon Police Department. The O’Brien County Crime Dusters program is offering a $500 reward to anyone who provides information on this crime that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offender or offenders.

As with any Crime Dusters crime, you can provide information on this crime or any other crimes by calling the Sheldon Police Department at 712-324-2525 or the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office at 712-957-3415. When you call, a police officer will take your information. People can also provide information or tips on crimes by using the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office website at Click on the “Resources & Links” tab and then select “Crime Dusters” and you’ll see a form on which you can submit information. If you want to provide information and still remain anonymous, that can be arranged, and you will still be eligible for the reward.


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