Saskatchewan

Boy, 11, behind string of Regina trash bin arsons, police say

An 11-year-old boy was behind a recent string of arson fires in Regina, according to police.

Garbage and recycling bins set on fire

Police in Regina say an boy, 11, has admitted responsibility for a number of arson fires where garbage and recycling bins were set on fire. (Micki Cowan/CBC)

An 11-year-old boy was behind a recent string of arson fires in Regina, according to police.

They said the boy admitted to starting six fires in Regina's North East. Garbage and recycling bins were set on fire and in some cases the flames spread to garages and fences.

Police noted the boy, being under 12, is too young to be charged. However, they said he will be referred to a couple of crime prevention programs for youths.

Police said the suspicious fires were noted between Nov. 23 and Nov. 28 in the following areas:

  • 400 block Lorne Street.
  • 200 block Halifax Street (two cases).
  • 500 Halifax Street.
  • 300 block Toronto Street.
  • 300 block St. John Street.

Police added that their investigation into the fires was ongoing.