Accused arsonist charged

A Sylvan Lake man accused of a residential arson now faces criminal charges.

A Sylvan Lake man accused of a residential arson now faces criminal charges.

On Monday at 10:25 p.m., local police and firefighters responded to a residential fire on the 50 block of Old Boomer Road.

The fire was contained and extinguished with minor damage to the building. No one was injured. All occupants were out of the residence.

A 44-year-old man is charged with arson and disregard for human life, arson to property, two counts of uttering a death threat, and failure to comply with a recognizance.

The man also faces several gun-related charges as a result of an investigation by Sylvan Lake RCMP who responded to a disturbance complaint at a Red Deer County residence on Sand Road on Sept. 7 and 8.

The man is charged with four counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, two counts of careless use of a firearm, three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon without holding a licence, two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon with ammunition, three counts of tampering with the serial number of a firearm, and four counts of failing to comply with a recognizance.

A bail hearing for the accused was held Tuesday and he was remanded into custody. He was to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday.

Just Posted

Break-in at Red Deer business

Social media reports confirm a business break and enter in Red Deer… Continue reading

‘Rough waters’: Spill raises new questions about fast-growing N.L. oil industry

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador’s ambitious plans to dramatically expand… Continue reading

Trudeau rules out snap election call, national ballot slated for Oct. 21

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be no early… Continue reading

Canadian firm says it has found largest diamond ever unearthed in North America

YELLOWKNIFE — A Canadian mining firm says it has unearthed the largest… Continue reading

Man from Olds killed in collision near Sundre

A 39-year-old man from Olds was killed in a collision near Sundre… Continue reading

WATCH: More than 100 protest UN migration pact, carbon tax in Red Deer

Chants of “Trudeau must go” echoed through the streets of downtown Red… Continue reading

Man who demolished landmark house ordered to build replica

SAN FRANCISCO — A man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house… Continue reading

Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval… Continue reading

Quebecers criticize western oil but buying more gasoline, SUVs, bigger homes: report

MONTREAL — Quebec’s premier is quick to reject “dirty” oil from Western… Continue reading

Speaker Geoff Regan opens the door to his apartment in Parliament

OTTAWA — One of the best-kept secrets inside the main building on… Continue reading

Baloo the cat is back at home after being mistakenly shipped to Montreal

HALIFAX — Much to the relief of his loving family, Baloo the… Continue reading

‘It’s what we do’: Famous Newfoundlanders help replace veteran’s stolen guitar

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Two famous Newfoundlanders stepped in to help an… Continue reading

Quebec’s anti-corruption unit blames media coverage for recruiting troubles

MONTREAL — Seven years after it was created, Quebec’s anti-corruption unit is… Continue reading

Former PQ cabinet minister poised to become next Bloc Quebecois leader

MONTREAL — It appears likely that Yves-Francois Blanchet, a former Parti Quebecois… Continue reading

Most Read