Police arrest man after 14 fires in Winnipeg

By | May 22, 2020

WINNIPEG — A 24-year-old man is facing charges in connection with multiple fires in May, Winnipeg police announced Friday.

In mid-May, the major crimes unit began investigating fires throughout Winnipeg that were considered suspicious.

As the investigation unfolded, officers found a suspect they believed was linked to the fires.

On May 19, 2020, police arrested Robert Alan Ingram, 24.

He has been charged with:

  • Three counts of arson with the disregard for human life;
  • 18 counts of arson with damage to property;
  • 14 counts of possessing incendiary material;
  • Possessing an incendiary device;
  • Possessing a weapon; and
  • Possessing methamphetamine.

The charges are related to the following addresses:

  • May 16, 400 block of Aulneau Street;
  • May 16, St. Boniface Hospital;
  • May 17, 500 block of Leila Avenue;
  • May 17, 2400 block of Main Street;
  • May 18, 1st hundred block of Litz Place;
  • May 18, 500 block of Munroe Avenue;
  • May 18, 1600 block of Main Street;
  • May 18, 300 block of Poplar Avenue;
  • May 18, 300 block of Seven Oaks Avenue;
  • May 18, 1st hundred block of Hanna Street;
  • May 18, 400 block of Southhall Drive;
  • May 18, 1700 block of Main Street;
  • May 18, 500 block of Selkirk Avenue; and
  • May 18, 500 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Ingram is currently in police custody.

The charges against him have not been tested in court.

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