Coquitlam RCMP needs your help identifying a person (or people) who set fire to bushes, grass and trees in the area of Chine Drive and Dixon Street, Port Coquitlam.
The most recent fire was set on May 30 in the early afternoon. Two other fires were also set during the daytime on May 21 and may be related.
The motive for the fires is unclear, but they happened at the time when cottonwood seeds were at their peak, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP.
No matter the reason, these fires were potentially criminal. They did significant damage to surrounding vegetation and could have spread to nearby homes. We want to make sure that the person or people responsible make better decisions.
If you have seen anyone acting suspiciously or lighting fires in the area, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and quote file #2018-16424.
If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit solvecrime.ca.
Remember, if you see any crime in progress, including arson, call 911 immediately.
Police looking for person of interest in grass fires
Coquitlam RCMP suspect a recent spate of grass fires in Port Coquitlam is the work of an arsonist. Police say someone, or multiple people, has been setting fire to bushes, grass and trees in the area of Chine Drive and Dixon Street. The most recent fire occurred in the early afternoon on May 30.