The Estevan Police have charged a 17 year old Estevan female for arson. The incident occurred back on October 2, 2021 where a shed was set on fire in the 400 block of 1st Street. Estevan Fire rescue attended and put the fire out before it caused extensive damage to neighboring properties and a utility pole. The accused, who cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, will appear in court in December. She will face one charge of intentionally or recklessly causing damage, by fire, to property contrary to Section 434 of the Criminal Code.
With a resolution to this arson it is now believed that the garbage bin fires that happened a few days earlier are separate in nature and remain under investigation. Anyone with knowledge or information in relation to these fires are asked to call the Estevan Police Service or Crime Stoppers.