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Video: Officer's Home Burns Down, Neighbor Charged with Arson

December 05, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Officer's Home Burns Down, Neighbor Charged with Arson

The neighbor of a Montgomery County, Pa., police officer is under arrest, charged with setting the officer's home on fire while he and his family were away on vacation, reports WPVI-TV.

52-year-old Donna M. Krupp is charged with arson, recklessly endangering another person, risking a catastrophe, and possession of an instrument of crime.

Detective Ernie Morris of the Limerick Township (Pa.) Police Department cut his vacation short and rushed home to find his house a total loss. He and his family had been on what was supposed to be a two week vacation to Disney World. They got a call around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning notifying them that their house was on fire.

Morris had recently installed surveillance cameras at his home. And authorities say physical and video evidence from the scene confirmed both that the fire was intentionally set and that Krupp was responsible. She was arraigned Friday and is now being held on $1,000,000 bail.

Authorities believe the motive to be prior arrests involving the suspect's son.

Comments (8)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 12/6/2014 4:17 AM

It's only fair he sue her and take away her house and everything she owns. Also she needs at least 20 years in the pokey.

TheRookie @ 12/6/2014 7:48 AM

Can we say, 1st degree arson. This wack job took it way to far. These parents are as bad as the kids & people wonder why things are so bad. It all starts at home as a child. Luckily this Detective & Family weren't sleeping in the house.

rede2hike @ 12/6/2014 10:10 AM

When is enough, enough?
I'm am so glad I was able to serve my 25 years trying to make the world better and bail.
I pray for all of my brother & sister protectors in blue, watch over each other and to hell with the rest, it just dosent seem its worth it anymore to try to make anything better.
Stay safe all of you.

TC @ 12/7/2014 1:57 AM

Too bad the trolls have found this site. Please do not feed them.

I pray daily for all law enforcement officers. They need to know they are not alone and that many of us proper persons respect and support them for the work that they do.

I just went "all blue" lights for the holidays.

Anonymous Cop Wife @ 12/7/2014 12:03 PM

@kevCopAz Even so, she didn't need to destroy the family home that his kids and wife live in and kill their family cat (in the fire). His family doesn't deserve to have everything taken from them, they didn't hurt her.
It sounds like her son has a lot of problems that she is in denial about and he needs to take responsibility and not have his "mommy" go around punishing people for his behavior.

Carmelle Simone @ 12/7/2014 4:16 PM

America is sinking lower and lower into the abyss...some people are becoming just like ISIS terrorists.

TX Lawman @ 12/8/2014 6:16 AM

That's why you don't live in the same city, town or county you work in. I agree, sue her for everything you can get from her.

Firecop @ 12/8/2014 9:41 AM

Couldn't charge her with 1st degree arson in our state; no death and no serious bodily injury. Probably get 3rd degree here with PTI. Besides, arson is a victimless property crime; just ask the courts.

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