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LPS investigating rash of arsons

The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) is currently investigating a rash of vehicle and dumpster arsons that occurred between the late evening hours on Sept. 25 and early morning hours on Sept. 26.

At approximately 11:52 p.m. on Monday, 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. Fire crews 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 approximately 2:25 a.m. police again received complaint of a dumpster fire in the 5200 block of 50th St.

In all these incidents the Lacombe Fire Department were able to extinguish the fires containing the damage to only the dumpsters.

With the fires being contained to a small geographical area, RCMP Police Dog Section attended, however no suspects were located.

Anyone with information on the person(s) responsible for these acts of vandalism is asked to contact the Lacombe Police Service at (403) 782-3279 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).



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