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Red Deer RCMP look for youth in arson investigation – Update – Sketch

June 8, 2016 2:52 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – An RCMP sketch artist has worked with witnesses to create a composite sketch of the teenage boy who is believed to be responsible for setting a fire that damaged two mobile homes in Mustang Acres on the evening of June 5.

If you recognize this youth or have information about this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575.If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

June 6, 2016

Red Deer RCMP look for youth in arson investigation

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a teenage boy after two mobile homes in Mustang Acres were damaged on Sunday night by a fire the boy is believed to have lit.

RCMP were called to the two adjacent mobile homes at 9:30 pm on June 5. Investigators have determined that the fire started when poplar fuzz was lit on fire, and then spread to the two residences. Residents used hoses to deal with the fire until Red Deer firefighters arrived and extinguished it. Two homes sustained fire damage: one to its front panels and detached garage, and the adjacent home sustained damage at the rear. Two bushes on one property were also burned. Both homes had significant damage from the fire, but no one was injured.

RCMP are looking for a suspect who is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 14 to 15 years old
  • 5'4" – 5'6" tall
  • Thin build
  • Wearing a black toque, grey hoodie, baggy blue jeans and black skater shoes
  • Black hair that covered his eye brows and winged out under the toque
  • Seen leaving on foot northbound through the west entrance to Mustang Acres
  • Believed to reside in Mustang Acres or surrounding neighbourhood

RCMP continue to investigate.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575.If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

composite sketch of arson suspect

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