Teenager charged in series of arsons in Winnipeg

Teenager charged in series of arsons in Winnipeg

A series of small fires happened in Point Douglas last Friday, October 26th.

A youth suspect was arrested a few days later. Police had arrested the 16-year-old on Granville Street near the scene of one of four fires that took place in the Point Douglas area between 4:10 and 4:18 a.m.

Police say the fires happened on Euclid Avenue, Lorne Avenue, and Granville Street and were started when two mattresses, a detached garage, and a porch chair were set alight. During the investigation and officers talking to the detained suspect, new detail came up, which led officers to another crime, they believe the teenager is responsible for. The Liquor Mart and the Mains Street was robbed, the alcohol was stolen by a young teenage boy, the arson suspect had been also charged with liquor theft from this store.

The teen was previously being investigated following a deadly house fire that claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl and her grandmother. But as per police, those small arsons, that he is responsible for, are not connected to the deadly house fire on Prince Edward Street the same day. 

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