IMPD and IFD Arson Detectives Make Arrest on Several Local Arsons

INDIANAPOLIS –  On Tuesday July 2, 2019, IFD responded to a fire in the 1800 block of N. Talbott Street. The fire appeared suspicious in nature to the fireman at the scene.  IMPD and IFD Arson Detectives responded and began their investigation.  During their investigation detectives were able to identify 40-year-old David Bradshaw as a person of interest.

David Bradshaw

Through the collaboration of the Arson Unit, VCU (Violent Crimes Unit), and the U.S. Marshall’s Service, David Bradshaw was located in Evansville, IN. David Bradshaw was believed to have involvement in the following arson investigations:

PD140098476 – 318 N Drexel Ave 9/17/2014
PD140098482 – 439 N Drexel Ave 9/17/2014
PD140099840 – 401 N Riley Ave 9/18/2014
IP180163288 – 1244 N New Jersey St 12/25/2018
IP180163293 – 1446 N Alabama St 12/25/2018
IP190069924 – 1851 N Talbott St 7/2/2019
IP190069935 – 2124 N Pennsylvania St 7/2/2019
IP190070023 – 2064 N Alabama St 7/2/2019

Detectives arrested Bradshaw for his alleged involvement in these incidents.  The Marion County Prosecutors Office will review the case and make a charging decision.

We want to thank the community for assisting detectives with information about these incidents.  As a community it takes each of us working together to make our community a better place to live and play.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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