Update: Suspect in arson investigation has been arrested

Coquitlam, Public Alert

2022-10-09 10:42 PDT

File # 2022-26568

Coquitlam RCMP is advising the public that the 57-year-old arson suspect from October 7, 2022 has been arrested.

Coquitlam RCMP Front-line officers attended a Port Coquitlam residence after receiving a report that the suspect was at this location on October 8, 2022. The suspect was located and arrested without incident.

Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services has been engaged to support those impacted by this incident.

We would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping locate this suspect, said Media Relations Officer, Corporal Alexa Hodgins. This was a disturbing and potentially fatal incident that occurred in our community, and we are thankful to all who assisted in ensuring the suspect was arrested.

Coquitlam RCMP investigators are working diligently to determine the complete circumstances of this incident and the suspect’s alleged involvement before recommending charges to BC Prosecution Services.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550, and quote file number 2022-26568.

Released by:

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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