Update: arson suspect identified and arrested


2022-08-31 08:18 PDT

File # 2022-122476

Surrey RCMP is updating the public that a suspect has been identified in relation to a string of brush fires in Cloverdale.

On August 16, between 1:59 a.m. and 2:31 a.m. Surrey RCMP assisted Surrey Fire Service following reports of several fires in the Cloverdale area within a short time span. (Initial media release 2022-08-16)

On August 26, 2022, a 54-year-old woman was arrested and the Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit executed a search warrant on a residence in the Cloverdale area. The suspect was later released pending further investigation.

Investigators are actively working to advance the investigation and will be recommending charges in relation to this string of fires, says, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Corporal Vanessa Munn. Although a suspect has been identified, we are still encouraging everyone who resides in the area to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police

Anyone with information about these fires is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Released by

Cpl. Vanessa Munn

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: surrey.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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