RCMP charge two youth with arson

  • May. 9, 2012 3:13 p.m.

Two youth are facing charges after allegedly starting fires in the City’s south side over the weekend.

On May 5, 2012 at 12:30 a.m. Red Deer City RCMP responded to a 911 call about a residence on fire in the Vanier Woods neighborhood in Red Deer. Police arrived and found a house under construction on fire. Witnesses reported seeing four people run away from the area.

An RCMP police dog team was called in and while tracking noted a second residence on fire a short distance away. A member of the Red Deer City RCMP attended the second location and was able to extinguish the flames prior to Red Deer Fire Department arrival.

The first house on Viscount Dr. appeared to have sustained a considerable amount of damage to the interior. The second house on Voisin Close appeared the damage was confined to the attached garage received. Both houses were under construction and neither had occupants.

Two males, who matched the description provided from witnesses, were located by police and arrested.

Police have charged two 16-year-old males both from Red Deer, who cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, with arson.

Both were released from custody to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on June 7.

– Fawcett

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