Tipster gets $3,000 reward for helping solve anti-Southern arson case

Tipster gets $3,000 reward for helping solve 2019 arson case

(Northern Virginia Daily)

A local woman recently received a $3,000 reward for giving the tip authorities say helped them crack a 2019 arson case in which a house was burned down by a Loudoun County man angry over a Confederate flag being displayed there.

The Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office recently recognized Maria Salazar for her assistance in helping to solve the March 12, 2019, fire, according to a news release from the county department.

The announcement comes almost a year after authorities arrested Andrew Tupin on Nov. 29, 2021, on charges related to the arson of a Toms Brook house on Main Street that forced residents to evacuate and destroyed…

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