The Regina Police Service has confirmed the arrest of a 43 year-old male who was the subject of Warrants for Arrest in connection with the fire at a residence in the 1400 block of Wascana Street in late March. Forty-three year old Lawrence James GORDON, DOB: 1971-02-11, was arrested this afternoon in Melville, Saskatchewan. This afternoon, Regina Police followed up on a lead, requesting the assistance of the RCMP in Melville. A short time later, investigators received word that Lawrence James GORDON was in custody.
GORDON is charged with Arson Causing Damage to Property [434 CC]; Attempted Obstruction of Justice [139(2) CC]; and Failure to Comply with Probation Order [733.1(1) CC]. Arrangements will be made to have GORDON returned to make his first court appearance on these charges.
The Regina Police Service thanks the RCMP and the public for their assistance in this matter.