Port Alberni RCMP arrest arson suspect

Port Alberni

2021-07-15 16:19 PDT

File # 2021-6759

On July 14th, 2021 Port Alberni RCMP arrested a 34 year old male for 2 counts of arson and 1 charge unrelated to those offences. He has been remanded in custody on these offences until July 21st for his next court appearance. The male is known to the police and the arson charges are related to recent incidents here. Investigation of recent fire setting incidents in wooded areas of Port Alberni continue and are not necessarily attributable to this person.

Port Alberni RCMP and the Port Alberni Fire Department request the public’s support to investigate these incidents. Your observations, dashcam or other video may assist to identify those responsible before there is a significant loss to fire or serious injury. If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact the Detachment at the general inquiries line at 250-723-2424.

With the current weather and winds it is crucial that we control all potential sources of ignition and be mindful of activities in our area that may result in fires. For fire response within the city of Port Alberni call 911 and ask for Fire, if suspects or suspicious activity is observed request Police as well.

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in British Columbia, please call 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone)

Sgt. Peter DIONNE
Operations Support NCO
Port Alberni RCMP Detachment

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