On September 2, 2019, members of the Medicine Hat Police Service responded to two separate incidents of arson in the 600 block of 10 Street SE near Kingsway Avenue SE. On the first occasion, a small fire was observed and quickly extinguished by members of the Medicine Hat Fire Service.
Several hours later, police and fire responded to a second complaint of arson in the same vicinity. With assistance from the public, a 33-year-old male who was observed at the scene of both incidents was identified. After, further investigation there were reasonable and probable grounds to charge the male with; arson to property and possession of incendiary device. The male is in custody awaiting a bail hearing, and cannot be identified at this time.
There were no reported injuries resulting from either fire, which occurred in a green space area.
The Medicine Hat Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.
S/Sgt Ryan Thorburn
Medicine Hat Police Service