Charges laid in arson cases

RCMP are investigating a break and enter into a residence on Willow Springs Crescent.

Saturday, July 21

3:07 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a break and enter into a residence on Willow Springs Crescent. Entry was gained through either the front or rear of the home. Nothing appeared to be touched or stolen.

Saturday, July 21

11:30 p.m. — A male was arrested and lodged in cells after a complaint by staff at the Monkey Top Saloon in Bentley. The male had been told to leave the establishment on several occasions but kept returning. Police attended, arrested the subject without incident and lodged him in cells until sober.

Sunday, July 22

2:36 a.m. – A vehicle stop resulted in more than one charge against a male driver on Highway 11 near Highway 20 in Sylvan Lake. The driver was stopped for speeding and was also found to be suspended. He also failed to produce a driver’s license. He faces charges including driving while unauthorized and his vehicle was seized for 30 days.

Sunday, July 22

4:36 a.m. – RCMP were called to a report of mischief at the Bentley campground. A pair of shoes and a lawn chair were set on fire. The complainant quickly extinguished the blaze and contacted police. The suspects had fled the area before members arrived.

Sunday, July 22

7:54 p.m. – A male is facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm in relation to a domestic dispute at Windward Place in Sylvan Lake. A 911 call was placed from the residence by a female advising that she had been struck in the face. The woman was treated for minor injuries and released. Alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Monday, July 23

6:05 a.m. – Three incidents of arson are being investigated by RCMP after a house under renovation was set ablaze on 50 Street in Sylvan Lake on July 19th and a vehicle located close to a residence on Jarvis Bay Drive was set on fire on July 22nd. A third incident on July 23rd , also on Jarvis Bay Drive, involved remnants of a fire outside a residence in which a tree was cut down and a cat was found mutilated nearby. In relation to the house fire on 50 Street, two male youths are charged with arson and break and enter into a residence, with one of the youths also facing charges of failure to comply with an undertaking and conditions of a probation order. No one was injured as a result of the house or vehicle fires. The two remaining arsons remain under investigation.

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