Evicted Woman Sets Apartment on Fire

Evicted Woman Sets Apartment on Fire

WINNIPEG - A 30 year-old woman caused $50,000 in structural damage after she set fire to an apartment building that she had been recently evicted from.

Emergency personnel responded to the fire just before 10:00 PM. on July 8 and evacuated the building. Fortunately, there were no injuries.

Police found the suspect, 30 year-old Talia Fawn Kent at the scene and placed her under arrest. She had a lighter in her possession.

As the investigation continued police located another suspect, 29 year-old Pieut Kenny Meekis and placed him under arrest. He was found to be in possession of a large knife, break-in tools and a small amount of methamphetamine.

Kent has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit Arson - Dwelling House

- Arson with Disregard for Human Life

- Arson Causing Damage to Property

- Possession of Incendiary Material

Meekis has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit Arson - Dwelling House

- Arson with Disregard for Human Life

- Arson Causing Damage to Property

- Possession of Incendiary Material

- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Methamphetamine

- Possession of Break-In Instrument(s)

- Possession of a Weapon

Both were detained in custody.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Fire

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