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2022-05-14 03:55:14

A Kamloops girl is dealing with 4 arson prices following a joint investigation involving the RCMP and the BC Wildfire Service.

Based on police, Angela Elise Cornish, 42, was arrested this week after residents within the Monte Lake space had been alerted earlier this month a couple of doubtlessly suspicious car.

RCMP say on April 30, a Monte Lake resident travelled into the native hills to analyze some smoke and encountered a suspicious car on a forestry highway. The resident wrote down the licence plate and reported it police, who then despatched out a community-wide alert on Might 3.

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That alert, police say, prompted different native residents to report their very own encounters with the car, which was stated to be pushed by a girl.

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RCMP say Cornish was arrested on Might 11 and was charged with 4 counts of arson. She’s at present in custody, awaiting a bail listening to on Might 16.

“I want to acknowledge the great help of the Monte Lake and Westwold residents who offered our investigators with the precious info we would have liked to efficiently advance this investigation,” stated RCMP Southeast District Chief Supt. Brad Haugli.

“That is one more instance of the excellent collective efforts inside the B.C. RCMP to rapidly mobilize and safe proof in assist of the prosecution.”


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Haugli stated BC Wildfire offered distinctive work all through the investigation.

BC Wildfire stated an space close to Kamloops was of excessive curiosity attributable to a number of arson-suspected wildfires on Crown land.

“As a result of shut working relationship between the RCMP and BC Wildfire Service, coupled with the intense nature of those fires, assets had been rapidly deployed to this precedence investigation,” stated Lisa Hudema of BC Wildfire.

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Hudema says as soon as BC Wildfire’s investigation is accomplished, it is going to be forwarded to the police. Nonetheless, that report gained’t be made public till the police investigation is full.

Police say they encourage residents to be vigilant of suspicious actions or folks of their neighbourhoods and to report them to their native police detachment.

Additionally, wildfires could be reported by calling 1-800-663-5555 or *5555  on a cellphone.


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