Three Red Deer teens charged with arson

Three Red Deer male teenagers have been charged with arson following the investigation into several dumpster fires and an apartment blaze late last week.

Three Red Deer male teenagers have been charged with arson following the investigation into several dumpster fires and an apartment blaze late last week.

Const. Sabrina Grunow of city RCMP said Monday two teens aged 15 and a 16-year-old will appear in court soon.

Two will appear in court Nov. 26 while the 16-year-old, who remains in custody, will appear Thursday in Red Deer youth court.

Their names can’t be released under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The 16-year-old is charged with two counts of arson.

One 15-year-old is charged with arson, possession of stolen property and breaching probation.

The third accused faces two counts of arson and three counts of breaching an undertaken given to the court.

Grunow said the fires were deliberately set in the early morning hours of Nov. 6.

The first report came in at 5:52 a.m. and emergency response teams attended several dumpster fires set behind the Deer Park Co-op Plaza at 69 Dunlop St.

The second report came in at 5:58 a.m. and involved apartment mailboxes located in a building at 50 McLean St..

The mailboxes had been ignited along with a number of small fires on the lobby floor.

No one was injured in either incident.

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