Seattle- A Seattle sister and brother will receive an $18,500 award for giving authorities the information that helped lead to the arrest and conviction of the Greenwood Arsonist.
In May of 2010, Kevin Todd Swalwell pled guilty to setting 10 fires in Greenwood and one fire in Shoreline. A judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison. A tip led authorities to arrest Swalwell.
Between June 19 and November 12, 2009, Swalwell set 10 fires in the Greenwood area causing more than 2.2 million dollars in damage. One person suffered non-life threatening burns during one of the fires.
At the time, an Arson Task Force was formed between the Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Police Department.
The Arson Alarm Foundation and Safeco Insurance offered a large award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist. The award led the brother and sister to come forward with information that assisted investigators in solving the case.
Greenwood Arson Award Presentation
DATE: Monday October 24, 2011
TIME: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Tap Root Theater 204 N. 85th Street Seattle, WA 98103