Airdrie RCMP lay charges in school playground arson

Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP have arrested and charged a female youth with numerous offences after a playground was set on fire in the city.
On August 15, 2019 at approximately 7:15 p.m., Airdrie RCMP and Airdrie Fire Department were dispatched to a fire at a playground of a local school located on Summerfield Blvd in Airdrie, Alta. Upon arrival, a female youth was located and arrested for this incident.

RCMP Vehicle
File Photo – RCMP Vehicle

A 14 yr old female from Airdrie, Alta has been charged with the following offences:

• Arson

• Assault with a weapon (x3)

• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

She has been released on conditions and will be appearing in Airdrie Provincial Court on September 19, 2019.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Airdrie Fire Department.

Airdrie RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Airdrie RCMP

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