Arson charge laid in relation to building fire

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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A 14-year-old boy has been charged in relation to an Aug. 26 building fire following an investigation between multiple agencies.

Prince Albert police were called that day at 9:52 a.m. for a report of a fire in the Hilltop Towers apartment building, located in the 300 block of 32nd Street West.

The fire caused minimal damage and did not warrant a response from the fire department. Due to recent arson activity in the building, police were called in to investigate.

A joint investigation was initiated involving the Forensic Identification Section, the Criminal Investigation Division and fire investigators. Over the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified and police have now laid charges.

On Friday, a 14-year-old male was charged with one count of intentionally or recklessly causing damage to property by fire. He is set to make his first court appearance on Monday, Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in Prince Albert Provincial Court.

The July 10 and July 17 arson incidents that took place in the same building remain under investigation.

Organizations: Prince Albert, Criminal Investigation Division

Geographic location: Hilltop Towers, Prince Albert Provincial Court

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