Arson charges levelled in Ethelbert

Published on Tuesday, 11 June 2024 14:04

An Ethelbert man is in custody in connection with a recent arson in that community.
In the early morning hours of June 1, Dauphin RCMP responded to a report of an arson at a residence located on Railway Avenue in Ethelbert.
An occupant of the residence reported hearing noises outside her window and when she looked outside, observed a fire on the outside corner of her home. She observed a male suspect running away from the scene.
The woman, along with her three children, exited the home without injury.
The local fire department, attended the scene and extinguished the fire. Minor damage was reported.
Officers made patrols in the area failed to locate the suspect. A description of the suspect was provided which allowed officers to identify the man.
Later that day, police went to a property, located north of Ethelbert, and arrested a 54-year-old man for arson.
Upon his arrest, officers located three knives and a hatchet in his possession.
Marc Andre Dorais, of Ethelbert, has been charged with arson with disregard for human life, criminal harassment, mischief, possess ion of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and three counts of failing to comply with a probation order.
He was remanded into custody for a court appearance in Brandon.
Murder update
Police have officially charged a suspect in connection with a double homicide in Minegoziibe Anishinabe, June 2.
Oryan Flamand, 19, a community resident, is facing two charges of second degree murder related to the shooting deaths of a 34-year-old man and a 52 -year-old woman. He remains in custody.
The investigation continues.

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