Salisbury: Mitsubishi Monteros SUV Torched Friday Morning on E. 16th Street by N. Main Street

Posted on July 15, 2017

RFP Staff

♦  According to Salisbury Police sources Lisa Smith-Torrence, 44, living on Spring Hill Drive in Spencer, was the victim of an “Arson-Motor Vehicle” on Friday morning on the street in the 100 block of E. 16th Street near the intersection N. Main Street in Salisbury.  A stranger set Smith-Torrence’s 2001 Burgundy Mitsubushi Moneteros Sport SUV on fire with gas. The arson was reported to 911 dispatch at 2:24 a.m.  The SUV’s estimated value was not assessed.  No one was injured. It was reported that the SUV had broken down at the location where it was burned due to difficulties with its electrical system. It was left there by Smith-Torrence’s son who was driving the vehicle.

The arson is under further investigation.  At this time no motive for the arson was reported and no arrests have been made.

The 100 block of E. 16th Street near N. Main Street in Salisbury, NC.:

Location the 100 block of E. 16th Street near N. Main Street in Salisbury, NC:

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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