Coronation RCMP charge male for arson to police vehicle, damage to other property

A Coronation police vehicle was deliberately set on fire. ECA Review/Submitted
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A Coronation police vehicle was deliberately set on fire. ECA Review/Submitted

In the early morning hours of July 3, emergency crews responded to a fire behind the Coronation RCMP Detachment.

Two police vehicles were on fire, with one of the vehicles fully engulfed.

The investigation determined the fires had been deliberately set.

A male suspect was located in the area and was arrested for arson.

He was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries due to the arson.

He was released from hospital and held in RCMP custody for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing.

Damyen Rocque, 21-years-old, of Coronation, Alta., has been charged with:

three counts of arson, two counts of Mischief over $5,000, and ten counts of Mischief under $5,000 (for vandalism to various properties in town).

Rocque was remanded into custody and his next court appearance has been set for July 9, in Coronation Provincial Court.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be laid.

If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call the Coronation RCMP at 403-578-3666 or call your local police.

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