By Brandi Makuski
Police and fire officials in Stevens Point say an early morning vehicle fire has raised some red flags.
A caller reported the fire at 3:55 AM on Sunday, according to Stevens Point Police Sgt. Mike Retzki, who said the vehicle was “fully engulfed” when officers arrived on the scene. The fire was extinguished by the Stevens Point Fire Department and no injuries were reported.
Retzki also said no damage was sustained to the nearby home or other structures.
The fire is suspicious in nature, Retzki said, in part because the vehicle had been sitting unused in the driveway of the home for some time.
Retzki confirmed several bicycles were taken from the yard as evidence, but he declined to speculate as to how they could be connected to the fire.
“The detective bureau will be investigating that tomorrow,” Retzki said. “It appeared there was some malfeasance going on in that yard.”
A woman who said she called 911 to report the fire also said she witnessed officers collecting discarded backpacks from a nearby yard as evidence.
Retzki said no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information should call the Stevens Point Police Department at (715) 346-1500. Check back for updates.