Monday, May 28, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
Monday, May 28, 2018
Arson – Arrests: C18-110872
On May 27, 2018, at approximately 2:40 a.m., several grass fires were set in the Transcona Bioreserve. Nearby residents observed the fires and contacted the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service who attended and extinguished the fires.
On the same day, at approximately 5:00 p.m., several additional grass fires were set in the Transcona Bioreserve. The flames caught and spread throughout the naturalized park area causing over 100 acres of damage and damaging a number of Manitoba Hydro utility poles. Numerous Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service units attended and extinguished the fires.
Officers were directed by witnesses to the Transcona Trail where three suspects were taken into custody. A lighter was recovered.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.
A fourth suspect later turned herself into police later in the evening.
On May 28, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Major Crime Unit investigators arrested a fifth suspect at a residence in the nearby area.
Detectives believe that one suspect, a 14-year-old female, had been involved in the early morning fires and later returned with the other suspects when the evening fires were set.
A 14-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:
- Arson Causing Damage to Property
- Possession of Incendiary Material (x2)
She was detained in custody.
A 16-year-old male, a second 16-year-old male, a 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old female, all of Winnipeg, have been arrested for:
- Arson Causing Damage to Property
- Possession of Incendiary Material
They were each released on a Promise to Appear.

For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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