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Delta Police seek to ID arson suspect

Release Date/Time: December 22, 2017 4:27pm
Location: Scott Road, North Delta
DPD File: 17-28240

Police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect from an attempted arson that occurred just after 7 am, December 22, 2017.

Arson suspect

Delta Police are seeking public assistance to identify this arson suspect.

“Fortunately one of our police officers was conducting a routine patrol in the area, when he noticed a fire by a building in the 8300 Block of Scott Road,” says Cris Leykauf, public affairs coordinator for Delta Police. “The officer called the fire department, and starting evacuating residents right away.”

The building is comprised of 12 apartment units, located above a furniture store. All residents were safely evacuated, and thanks to the quick response of emergency services, there were no injuries, and the fire was quickly extinguished. Residents have since all been allowed to return to their suites.

It appears the fire was deliberately set by the exterior of the building. The damage seems to be isolated to the business and the exterior of the building.

Police are now looking for possible witnesses and anyone who may be able to help identify the suspect, pictured here. Please contact Delta Police at 604-946-4411. Or you can provide an anonymous TIP by calling the Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line at 1-800-222-8477.