Police look to identify fire suspect

Kamloops City

2024-04-09 16:11 PDT

File # 2024-9219

A photo of the described suspect walks away from a blazing hedge with a backpack in his hand.

View larger image: a photo of the described suspect walks away from a blazing hedge with a backpack in his hand.

Kamloops police are releasing images of a person believed to be related to a recent Valleyview fire, in an effort of furthering the investigation.

On March 30, 2024, around 3:12 a.m., the Kamloops RCMP Detachment received a report of a possible arson involving several hedges behind a commercial property on the 2000-block of the East Trans Canada Highway.

Earlier this week, on April 4, investigators connected with the property representative and viewed video of the incident captured by security cameras, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP Detachment spokesperson. The video captured footage of a man who is known to frequent the area, standing behind the hedges as they went up in flames, at approximately 1:35 a.m.

The man then gathered up his backpack and left westbound on foot.

Investigators have distributed the images to other police officers, and are now turning to the public for assistance with identifying a suspect.

 An image of the suspect walking through the parking lot before the fire.

View larger image: An image of the suspect walking through the parking lot before the fire.

The suspect is described as:

Wearing:

Anyone with information that may be related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-9219.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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