Arson last summer, serious collision in Wetaskiwin

Both fires were investigated by the Wetaskiwin Fire Department and deemed to be suspicious. It is also believed that an accelerant was used.

  • Sep. 14, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Wetaskiwin RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in solving two arsons that occurred earlier this summer. The first was on August 6 at approximately 3:30 a.m., in the alley behind the north side of 43rd Avenue where a garage was started on fire. The second was on August 8 at approximately 4:30 a.m. to a house at 4803 47th Avenue. Significant damage was sustained in both instances.

Both fires were investigated by the Wetaskiwin Fire Department and deemed to be suspicious. It is also believed that an accelerant was used at each location.

At this time police are unsure if these two incidences are related.

Serious collision

On September 11 at approximately 9 p.m., the Wetaskiwin RCMP received a call of a motor vehicle collision involving a vehicle and cyclist. The collision occurred on Highway 814, just north of Highway 13. A northbound Ford F250 entered the southbound lane to pass a water truck when he struck a southbound cyclist with his side mirror.

The cyclist was transported to the Wetaskiwin Hospital, but was soon after transported to an Edmonton Hospital where the victim remains in critical condition.

Police are still looking to speak with the driver of the water truck, who has not yet been identified.

If you are any information on these fires please call the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at www.tipsubmit.com . You do not need to provide your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if your information leads to an arrest or the recovery of property you could be eligible for a cash reward.

 

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