Pictured L-R: Fire Inspector Mark Hornberger, Fire Chief Fred Cowper,
Norma Preston, Officer Erin Linn, Police Chief David Hall
On December 28, 2011, the Meridian Township Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire near the intersection of
Grand River Avenue and Central Park Drive. The vacant dwelling was
a total loss. The initial investigation indicated the fire was intentionally
Meridian Police partnered with the Fire Department to investigate the arson. Citizens and employees of area businesses came forward with crucial information to help identify the guilty parties. From information received, investigators submitted monetary reward requests to the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee. Two witnesses received rewards for their assistance in this investigation. Norma Preston was one of those witnesses; she is pictured below receiving her reward.