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UPDATE: Mayerthorpe RCMP Lay Arson Charges In Recent Fires Including Trestle Fire


Mayerthorpe Alberta – The Mayerthorpe RCMP have arrested and charged one person in relation to the recent rash of fires in the area, of which includes the CN trestle bridge fire.

RCMP arrested and charged 19 year old, Lawson Michael SCHALM of Mayerthorpe Alberta with eighteen (18) counts of Arson.

Lawson has been held in custody and will make his first court appearance in Stony Plain Provincial Court on May 4th, 2016.

Mayerthorpe RCMP would like to thank the CN Police, the Edmonton and Whitecourt General Investigative Sections as well as the residents of Mayerthorpe for their assistance in this investigation.

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