Police seek pickup driver in Belvedere Hotel fire investigation
State police want to find the driver of a pickup seen in the area of the Belvedere Hotel in Oklahoma Borough before it was destroyed by fire July 23.
State police said on Twitter that a Dodge Ram made between 1999 and 2002 was seen in the area shortly before the fire started around 11:30 p.m. that day.
“We are hoping the driver has information to help us,” state police said.
This 1999-2002 Dodge Ram was observed in the Belvedere parking area a short time before the fire took place. We are hoping the driver has information to help us. Anyone who can help ID the vehicle contact PSP 724-832-3288 pic.twitter.com/9ZLEkoG2pC
— Troop A Public Information Officers (@PSPTroopAPIO) August 13, 2019
Anyone who can help identify the vehicle is asked to contact state police at 724-832-3288.
Earlier this month, state police said they wanted to talk with two people who were captured on a security camera walking near the hotel.
A state police spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment on the status of the search for those people.
The historic four-story hotel had been vacant and in disrepair for years. It was destroyed in only 10 minutes in a fire that authorities described as suspicious.
Details of a cleanup plan will be released to the public on Thursday, according to Lee Schumaker, code enforcement officer for Oklahoma Borough.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .