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Police search for alleged arsonist

Posted on: 11:56 am, March 12, 2012, by , updated on: 02:54pm, March 20, 2012

John William Marx

Moline Police are searching for a man they say set fire to a house in early March.

An alert city worker spotted smoke coming from the eaves of a house in the 2800 block of 17th Street Place just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

It took about 15 minutes to bring the fire under control.  No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators said arson caused the fire.

Police have issued a warrant for John William Marx, 42, in connection with the arson.

Marx’s last known address was in Rock Island, Illinois.

Anyone with information about John Marx is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at (309) 762-9500 or Moline Police at (309) 524-2147.