Suspect facing arson charges connected to East Trail fire

In another call, police respond to assault at pub

A 34-year-old man is facing charges of arson after a fire broke out in East Trail last week.

On May 28 at 5:44 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a report of an intentionally set fire outside the Gescan building in the 1300 block of Columbia Ave.

The RCMP conducted an investigation and identified an alleged suspect who was arrested near the area of the fire.

“The charge against the suspect will be arson for causing damage to property contrary to Section 434 of the Criminal Code,” explained Sgt. Mike Wicentowich of the Trail detachment.

The suspect is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Rossland on Aug. 15.

Wicentowich said in a press release that RCMP are still determining if there are any connections to the seven grass fires lit along Columbia Avenue on the Silver City Day weekend.

In other briefs:

• On Saturday (June 1), at approximately 6 p.m. police responded to a call of an assault with a weapon at the Tunnel Pub located on Schofield Highway. A 54-year-old male was hit in the face with a beer glass by another 54-year-old male assailant during a verbal dispute. Alcohol was a factor in the situation.

The assailant fled the scene; however, was located and arrested by the RCMP. The assailant will make his first court appearance on Aug. 8 in Rossland.

• On Sunday (June 2), at 5:53 a.m. police responded to a call of a sudden death of a 60-year-old male along the Columbia River in downtown Trail. The death is not considered suspicious at this time and the BC Coroner Service is the lead investigating agency.

 

Just Posted

How local candidates are using Facebook to advertise directly to you

Liberal campaign is the biggest spender on Facebook ads in South Okanangan–West Kootenay

Mock election at Trail school engages tomorrow’s voters

#StudentVoteCanada happening across the country this week

What you see …

If you have a recent photo to share email it (large or actual) to editor@trailtimes.ca

Depression-era squatter’s camp became Cottonwood City

Place Names: More Nelson neighbourhoods

Keep up momentum in climate change fight

Letter to the Editor from Andrew O’Kane

ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote

Black Press Media’s polling analyst on the origins of predictive seat modelling in Canada

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Most Read