Police go public in search for arsonist

Police offciers are expected to paper the Rutland area with posters today as they seek more information in their search for an arsonist.

Police offciers are expected to paper the Rutland area with posters today as they seek more information in their search for an arsonist.

Two auxiliary officers and a police officers will be hanging posters in the neighbourhood in the hopes that new tips will help RCMP solve a series of arsons that occurred in Rutland between October of last year and January.

“We’ve got to try and generate some more information,” said Const. Steve Holmes.

The arsons began on the morning of Oct. 22, when a series of five fires were set in the Dougall Road area, damaging boats, a carport, a shed and a camper.

Two weeks later, a tractor trailer truck parked on Dougall Road was set ablaze.

The latest arson occurred on Dougall Road North on Jan. 4.

In that case, a small fire was set in a detached garage and smoldering cardboard was found up against the home on the property.

Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit the Crime Stoppers webiste www.crimestoppers.net.

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