GYPSUM, Colo. (CBS4)– The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an arsonist who set fire inside the Eagle Valley High School.

It happened on May 24 at about 6:45 p.m. Someone had set fire to a recycling bin located inside the school.

An unidentified male walked past the high school custodian and went around a nearby corner. Moments later the custodian smelled smoke and ran down the hallway where they discovered a recycle bin fully engulfed in flames.

The suspect is described as 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6, wearing approximately 150-160 pounds with blonde hair, of high school age, wearing khaki shorts of knee length and a white tee shirt.

Anyone with any information about the suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.


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