Rock County Sheriff's Office offering reward for arson info

LUVERNE – A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who broke into the Sharkee’s building in Luverne in the early morning hours May 27 and set a fire.

According to information released by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, a forcible entry was made and a fire intentionally set. A deputy with the sheriff’s office noticed smoke coming from the Sharkee’s building at 705 S. Kniss Ave that morning. The Luverne and Beaver Creek Fire Departments were called to put out the fire.

The State Fire Marshall and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were called in to assist the sheriff’s office with the investigation, which still continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rock County Sheriff’s Office at 507-283-5000 and speak with Investigator Jeff Wieneke or Sheriff Evan Verbrugge. They can be reached by email at jeff.wieneke@co.rock.mn.us or evan.verbrugge@co.rock.mn.us.

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