Reward for Lighthouse arson info raised to $30K
DEWEY BEACH – The Lighthouse Cove Development Company today announced an increase in reward money to $30,000 for anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fire that destroyed the Lighthouse Restaurant on April 23, 2020.
The fire has been investigated by the Delaware Fire Marshal’s office, which determined that the destructive fire was the result of arson.
“We have increased the reward to $30,000 to help encourage those with additional information regarding the fire to come forward, so that the responsible parties can be brought to justice. We will not rest until this is resolved,” stated Thomas J. Hanna, president of Harvey Hanna & Associates, the company that is overseeing the redevelopment. “We remain confident we can soon bring to full light the details of this senseless act. We would also like to thank the Delaware Fire Marshal’s and Attorney General’s offices for continuing to explore every lead in our relentless pursuit in the arson investigation.”
The Lighthouse Restaurant was being remodeled at the time of the fire, with the expectation that it would be reopened in the summer of 2020. The arson occurred weeks before the restaurant was scheduled to reopen, thereby displacing almost 40 workers that had been hired or had been scheduled to be hired. No timeline has been determined for rebuilding the restaurant.
Anyone with information on the fire is asked to contact the Delaware Fire Marshal at (302) 856-5600; Delaware Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (800) TIP-3333; or Harvey, Hanna & Associates at (302) 323-9300 Ext. 112.