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Cochrane RCMP – Guilty Plea in Stoney First Nation Rec Center Arson

On July 12, 2015, at 1:30am, Cochrane RCMP were investigating two fires on the Stoney First Nation west of Calgary.   The most serious fire was to the Morley Recreation Center complex which was an important community center where many events were held for the community of Morley. The second fire was a grass fire a short distance away.  Through the investigation performed by Cochrane RCMP General Duty members with the assistance of a RCMP Police Service Dog two suspects were located after a dog track unlawfully in a residence not far from where the arson’s occurred.

On November 3, 2015 at Cochrane Provincial Court, one of the accused, Conroy Poucette (20 yrs) of Morley, AB plead guilty to the charges of break and enter to commit the indictable offence of arson under section 348(1)(a) of the criminal code; and to being unlawfully in a dwelling house under section 349(1) of the criminal code.

Conroy Poucette received a Suspended Sentence with 18 months probation and a $200 fine.

His co-accused, Tylen Tray Poucette (19) of Morley, AB is still before the courts.

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