BEAVERLODGE, A.B. – The Beaverlodge RCMP have arrested a man under unusual circumstances: the man faces numerous charges in police custody, but he has not been identified.
The story begins back on July 24th, when the Grande Prairie Fire Department and RCMP responded to a suspicious fire at a home. Police put out a release looking for a suspect who was seen filling a jerry can at a convenience store shortly before the fire.
On August 3rd, police in Beaverlodge put out a release after a business in that community was broken into. A suspect was arrested near Beaverlodge on August 4th, and faces a number of charges, including:
- Break and Enter.
- Disguise with Intent.
- Mischief under $5,000.
- 2 counts of Possession of stolen property.
- 2 counts of Resisting Arrest.
- 2 counts of Obstructing a police officer.
- 5 counts of Arson.
The man is described as Caucasian, in his early 20’s, with a slim build. He has short brown hair, brown eyes, two scars on his right forearm, and it is believed that he may have ties to the Edmonton and Calgary areas. The male has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 7th. Canadian law provides for a person to be charged even when the accused’s name is in question, as long as their identity is proven at trial beyond a reasonable doubt by other means such as fingerprints, DNA, eye-witnesses, etc.
If you have information about the identity of this man, you are asked to call your local police service. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.