Male Charged with Arson

A 30-year-old male has been charged with arson following an investigation into a suspicious fire that occurred in the ATM area of a bank located in downtown Medicine Hat on November 1st, 2021.

On the morning of November 1, 2021, the Medicine Hat Fire Department responded to a fire in the ATM vestibule of a bank located in the 600 block of 3 Street SE. Fire investigators deemed the fire to be suspicious with an estimated value of the damage exceeding $75,000.

The Medicine Hat Police Major Crimes Unit initiated an investigation which resulted in, Mawien Marac, being charged on November 19, 2021, with arson and two counts of disobeying a court order. Marac was remanded in custody with his next court appearance scheduled for Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Media Contact:

S/Sgt Darcy Brandt
Major Crimes Section
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8416