Charges laid in residential arson
2023-01-12 21:00 PST
File # 2023-957
Coquitlam RCMP Front-line officers responded to a residential fire near Como Lake Avenue and Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 9:35 a.m. The residents were able to safely evacuate prior to police arrival. The victims were not physically injured during the incident.
The fire was believed to be intentionally set by a person known to the occupants. Police do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the general public.
Police located and arrested the suspect, a 39-year-old Coquitlam man, a short distance away.
On Thursday, January 12, 2023, Danny Rusnak was charged with:
- One count of Arson – disregard for human life
- One count of Possession of incendiary materials
Danny Rusnak remains in custody pending his next court appearance.
The file has been assumed by Coquitlam RCMP’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Victim Services has been engaged.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2023-957.
Cpl. Alexa HodginsMedia Relations Officer
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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