Moose Lake RCMP investigating arson and theft from local business

Moose Lake, Manitoba – On December 4, 2018, at approximately 4:00 am, Moose Lake RCMP received a report of a fire at the convenience store located on Runway Road in the community of Moose Lake.

Officers attended the location and determined that the fire had been deliberately set. The fire was later extinguished but caused an extensive amount of damage to the interior of the building.

During the examination of the damage caused by the fire, officers discovered that a theft had occurred and that a large sum of Canadian currency had been stolen from the business prior to the fire starting.

RCMP have charged 28-year-old Bernell Ramsey Ettawacappow, of Moose Lake, with Arson, Break and Enter and Theft Over $5000 in relation to this incident and have issued a warrant for his arrest. The accused is believed to have fled Moose Lake and may be in either, The Pas, Flin Flon, or Winnipeg.

Bernell Ettawacappow
Bernell Ettawacappow

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bernell Ettawacappow asked to contact the Moose Lake RCMP at 204-678-2399 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

Moose Lake RCMP continue to investigate.

Moose Lake RCMP

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