Queen Charlotte RCMP investigating apparent arson attempt to detachment building

  • Dec. 18, 2010 7:00 p.m.

On Friday evening December 17, the on duty cell guard interrupted an unknown suspect in an apparent arson attempt to the QC RCMP detachment. The suspect had broken a window at the detachment and fled the scene, leaving behind evidence indicating that his intentions were to willfully cause a fire.At approximately 9:10 pm, the cell guard on shift, heard a noise coming from the front detachment work area. The guard saw a male standing on the outside of a smashed window, catching the suspect by surprise. A 4l jug of gasoline and a flare were also found lying on the floor inside the detachment, below the broken window. At the time of the incident , the on duty officer was not in the building and was notified. Immediate patrols in the community for potential suspects were negative.”This case is quite disturbing, considering that a fire in one of our buildings could cause injury or worse to staff or to persons lodged in cells. In addition, the suspect’s actions could have caused a major disruption to police and ambulance service to the community as both RCMP and the BCAS share the building” said Cpl Dan Moskaluk.The suspect is described as: male, 6 ft tall, wearing a knit touque and matching sweater, and may have had an odour of gas emitting from his person on Friday night.The Queen Charlotte RCMP are seeking assistance in this matter and request anyone with informationcontact the Queen Charlotte Detachment at (250) 559-4421 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477