Dauphin make arrest in arson investigation

Media Release - June 4, 2024

On June 1, 2024, at approximately 3:45 am, Dauphin RCMP responded to a report of an arson at a residence located on Railway Avenue in Ethelbert.

The victim reported hearing noises outside her window and when she looked outside, observed a fire on the outside corner of her home. She observed a male suspect running away from the scene. The victim, along with her three children, exited the home without injury.

Officers, along with the local fire department, attended the scene and extinguished the fire. Minor damage was reported. Patrols made in the area failed to locate the suspect. A description of the suspect was provided to officers and based on this, they were able to identify him.

Early in the afternoon on June 1, officers attended to a property, located north of Ethelbert, and arrested a 54-year-old male for arson. Upon his arrest, officers located three knives and a hatchet in his possession.

A 54-year-old male of Ethelbert has been charged with Arson with Disregard for Human Life, Criminal Harassment, Mischief, Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purpose and Fail to Comply with a Probation Order x3. He was remanded into custody for a court appearance scheduled for June 3 in Brandon.

Dauphin RCMP continue to investigate.