Man arrested for 16 arsons after houses, garages, trash bins torched across city

Man arrested for 16 arsons after houses, garages, trash bins torched across city

A 19-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a number of arsons that damaged property around Winnipeg. 

The man is accused of setting 16 fires between May 1-9 in Winnipeg’s downtown, West End and North End.

He was arrested Wednesday morning after a police officer spotted the suspect, who matched a description provided by a number of witnesses.

The cost of damages is estimated at $525,000.

More to come

Published at Thu, 10 May 2018 12:27:26 -0400