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May 26, 2016

Suspected Arsonist Escapes from Police Custody in Ladyville

Edward Broaster

Police also believe they have the person responsible for setting two vehicles on fire in Ladyville over the extended weekend. But while quick police work led to the apprehension of the suspect, he outsmarted the police and slipped from their hands. The minor simply asked for a bathroom break and then escaped through a window at the police station.  Police, however, believe they will re-apprehend him soon enough. ACP Edward Broaster says the alleged arsonist was up to mischief.


ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“We arrested a juvenile, he was no more than thirteen years old, who has confessed to the burning of two vehicles for no apparent reasons. Unfortunately last night or I should say early this morning when he asked for a bathroom break, he forced himself through an opening of the window and made good his escape. So we are now searching for him and that matter we will be dealing with.”



“When did you guys find out about the burning of these vehicles and this young man?”


ACP Edward Broaster

“Well we had two reports of residents in the Ladyville area waking up to their vehicles on fire and through our investigation and through our See Something Say Something, Stop Something Campaign, we got information as to an individual who may be of interest to us. Yesterday he was caught and he confessed to the burning of two vehicles and like I said, he escaped, but we will have him in custody pretty soon.”



“Is he from Ladyville?”


ACP Edward Broaster

“Yes, it is just out of mischief and he is a resident of Ladyville.”

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