A man has been arrested in a string of fires the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is calling arsons in southwest Edmonton.
Police say the fires were started between Sunday morning and Tuesday morning. The first was reported around 7:45 a.m. Sunday in the area of 109 Street and 51 Avenue. There they found the remnants of a small structure fire. Around 6:00 a.m. the next day police were called back to the same area where they found Jeep on fire. About 90 minutes later police found a motorhome engulfed in flames in a back alley.
Police were called to the same area again on Tuesday around 3:00 a.m. where they found a garbage and a fence had been set on fire. Then, around 8:00 a.m. that same day, police were patrolling the area and they spotted a pile of wood and a shed on fire.
As officers approached they saw a male leaving the area on foot. Further investigation lead them to the man, who was arrested without incident.
Suspect apprehended in relation to string of arsons: The Edmonton Police Service has apprehended a male in his 20s… https://t.co/2KAQTdPEY8
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Wilhelm Wienmann, 24, is facing five arson charges and one count each of disguise with intent and possession of an incendiary material. Police believe he is responsible for all five fires.
The EPS Arson Unit continues to investigate. (kb)