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CanadaMan arrested after vehicles set on fire on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue Friday night

10:45  13 april  2019
10:45  13 april  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Charges laid after 13 vehicles damaged in bizarre Edmonton gas-splashing

Charges laid after 13 vehicles damaged in bizarre Edmonton gas-splashing EDMONTON — A man who was arrested in Edmonton with the help of a citizen after allegedly lighting vehicles on fire now faces charges. Police say no one was injured in the Friday evening incident near Whyte Avenue, but 13 vehicles were damaged. They say officers responded to multiple calls about a man who was reported to be walking around pouring fuel on vehicles and setting them on fire. In one instance, people with fire extinguishers rushed to aid a driver after liquid was poured on the hood of a vehicle from a jerry can and ignited. A suspect was arrested after he was chased and tackled by another man inside a coffee shop.

A man was arrested after trying to set his clothes on fire near the White House on Friday . An individual in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, lit his jacket on fire while he was wearing it, a law enforcement official told ABC News.

A man was arrested after trying to set his clothes on fire near the White House on Friday . An individual in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, lit his jacket on fire while he was wearing it, a law enforcement official told ABC News. The Secret Service responded

Man arrested after vehicles set on fire on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue Friday night © COURTESY: Ross Lockwood A man was arrested on a busy Edmonton street for nightlife Friday night after more than a dozen vehicles were lit on fire in front of witnesses sitting in area bars.

A man was arrested on a busy Edmonton street for nightlife Friday night after more than a dozen vehicles were lit on fire in front of witnesses sitting in area bars.

Police told Global News they were called to Whyte Avenue and Calgary Trail after a group of people conducted a citizen's arrest. The suspect was handed over to officers when they arrived.

Police confirmed 13 vehicles were set on fire but no injuries were reported. Police did not say whether they expect to lay charges.

Shocking video of the incident submitted to Global News shows a man pouring gas from a jerry can onto an SUV that had someone inside.

He was later seen walking across a busy Calgary Trail.

6 people arrested after series of alleged distraction-style jewelry thefts in Edmonton.
Six people are believed to have been involved in more than 20 alleged distraction-style thefts in Edmonton since March. "These thefts were undertaken by a well-organized crime group," EPS West Division Criminal Investigations Section Staff Sgt. Colin Leathem said. "We are hopeful that these arrests have permanently disrupted their operation in the Edmonton area." Police are warning the public, in particular seniors, to be aware of their surroundings when in parking lots and to be extra vigilant if approached by strangers who are trying to give away or sell something.

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