Arson destroys children's playground at Centennial Park in Duncan

North Cowichan-Duncan

2023-05-26 06:24 HAP

Dossier nº 2023-8139

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On May 26, 2023 at 2:40 am frontline officers of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment responded to assist the Duncan Fire Department with a report of a fire at 325 First Street, in the City of Duncan.  When Constable Alex Santaga arrived on scene at Centennial Park four minutes later, he found the play structure fully engulfed.  "I was so disappointed to arrive and find our popular children's park was on fire.  This is a big hit for the community as we come into our summer months when this park is normally very busy,"  said Constable Santaga.

The investigation is in it's early stages and police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for this arson.  If you live in the area and have cameras on your property that captured persons walking in the area between 2:00 and 2:40 am, please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

Inspector Chris Bear said, "As you can see from the photograph, significant damage was done to the playground.  I know the investigators will do everything that can to determine who is responsible, however a big piece for this investigation with be community members reaching out to us with information." 

 Playground equipment fully engulfed in flames

If you have video or any information that might assist with this investigation, please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Cari Lougheed
Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de North Cowichan-Duncan
6060, avenue du Canada, Duncan, (C.-B.) V9L1V3
Bureau : 250-748-5522
Cellulaire : 250-709-2590
Télécopieur : 250-746-2126

Courriel : cari.lougheed@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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