Arrests made in connection to recent Lacombe arson cases

Arrests made in connection to recent Lacombe arson cases

Two fires were reported to police last week

At approximately 3 p.m. on Sept. 27th, the Lacombe Police Service and Lacombe Fire Department responded to a report of a fence and dumpster fire in the alley of the 5200 block of 50th St.

Upon attendance the fires were extinguished by the fire department.

As a result of subsequent investigation, the Lacombe Police Service has now charged Jamie Lee Cullins, 27, from Lacombe with a total of seven Criminal Code offences which include arson and public mischief.

Cullins was remanded in custody with his next court appearance scheduled for Oct. 13th in Red Deer Provincial Court.

A female was also arrested for her involvement in these offences, however the Lacombe Police Service will not be releasing her name at this time.

Anyone with further information with regard to these arsons should call the Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3279 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

At about 11:52 p.m. on Sept. 25th, Lacombe police were dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire in the 5200 block of 48th St.

The Lacombe Fire Department also attended and it was determined that a tire on the vehicle had been set on fire causing the tire to blowout.

The fire department quickly extinguished the fire and no other damage was caused to the vehicle.

While at this location, police were notified by the fire department that they had just put out a dumpster fire in the same area.

At approximately 1:25 a.m. police received another complaint of a dumpster fire in the area of the Royal Canadian Legion located in the 5100 block of 49th St.

At about 2:25 a.m. police received another complaint of a dumpster fire in the 5200 block of 50th St.

-Weber