Calgary, AB,

CCTV footage sought in series of vehicle arsons

Our Arson Unit continues to investigate a series of small fires that are believed to have been intentionally set by the same person in the community of Southwood earlier this week. 

At approximately 5:50 a.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, police were called to the 800 block of Southmount Place S.W., for reports of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, police discovered a Chevrolet Suburban parked in front of a residence that was on fire. A short time later, witnesses reported an additional vehicle fire near a separate residence along the same street. Both fires were successfully extinguished, and no injuries were reported. 

On Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in the same community, multiple vehicle fires had been reported to police and are now believed to be connected to the two vehicle fires set on Tuesday, Oct. 4. 
All of these fires have been determined to be suspicious, and police continue to investigate. It is believed the fires were set by the same unknown male youth or young adult who is described as having a slim build, an average height, and was seen wearing a hoodie, pants and sneakers at the time of the incidents. 

After canvassing the area and speaking with several community residents, investigators have been unable to secure quality CCTV footage of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect and to provide CCTV footage. 

Anyone with CCTV footage between the hours of 4 and 7 a.m., on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in the area bordered by Seattle Drive S.W. to the north, 8 Street S.W. to the west, and 104 Avenue S.W. to the south and Sacramento Drive S.W. to the east is asked to contact police. Investigators are also looking for CCTV from Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, between the hours of 4 and 7 a.m., in the area bordered by Sabrina Road S.W. to the north and east, Elbow Drive S.W. to the west, and Sacramento Drive S.W. to the south. Anyone with CCTV from these locations and dates is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. In addition to CCTV of the fires, investigators are also specifically looking for images of any other suspicious activity or people who were in the area.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods: 

TALK: 1-800-222-8477 
APP: P3 Tips 

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