Delta Police Investigate Arson at School Playground

Release Date/Time: August 9, 2017 11:51am
Incident Date/Time: August 09,2017 04:00 a.m.
Location: 11300 blk 75 Avenue
DPD File: 17-17078

Delta Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a fire at the playground located at Chalmers Elementary school (11300 blk of 75 Ave) at 0400 this morning. The damage to the playground is estimated to be a minimum of $5000.

On arrival police observed the playground, which has a mulch base, fully engulfed. The Complainant reported seeing male running westbound on 73 Avenue from the area. It is unknown if he is related to the incident but is described as a Caucasian male, 6 ft, medium build wearing a black ball cap and grey/brown track jacket and jeans.

Police did attempt to deploy K-9 at the time however the area was contaminated due to the number of residents out in the area at the time of the fire.

Delta Police are continuing with their investigation. Anyone that may have information about this incident is asked to call the Delta Police at 604 946 4411 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477