Police Identify Molotov Cocktail Suspect

By: 1011 News
By: 1011 News

Lincoln police have identified the suspect wanted for a string of Molotov cocktail arsons.

Officer Katie Flood said 27-year-old Daniel W. Walter turned himself in Wednesday morning for his involvement in five arson cases.

On March 26th, the burning bottles were thrown from a white Dodge Neon into five different neighborhoods, three of which landed in the neighborhood Director of Safety's, Tom Casady lives.

"So I took a little personal interest in it," said Casady.

Casady says surveillance video taken from a nearby church was posted on Crime Stoppers, but he took it a step further.

"I also posted the photos on my personal blog," said Casady. "Along with some observations about what seemed to be some fairly if not unique, at least descriptive aspects of the vehicle."

A week later, police received a tip from someone who reads Casady's blog, saying she recognized the vehicle.

"It had black door handles, a black mirror housing, it had some black trip on the roof," said Casady. "And it looked like it was missing its passenger side rear-view mirror."

Walter was lodged at the Lancaster County Jail on five felony counts of Possession of Destructive Device. Police believe other people were with him during the incidents, but they haven't been able to identify more suspects.

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