On December 22, at approximately 4:00 am, police were dispatched to assist Regina Fire and Protective Services with a report of a house fire on the 1600 block of Rae Street. Police arrived to learn that the home owners had put out the fire, but also observed the remains of a broken “Molotov cocktail” (an improvised weapon consisting of a bottle containing flammable liquids and a cloth fuse), which appeared to have been thrown at the house.
Investigation determined that a 34 year-old male and a 31 year-old male were in a dispute with a female, when the 34 year-old male tackled her, and forced her into a vehicle driven by the 31 year-old male. When the trio stopped at an off-sale location, the female left in a cab. The males followed the cab in their vehicle to determine her drop-off location, then left and returned with a Molotov cocktail, which was thrown at the residence, where it landed outside, ineffective. They left again and returned with a second Molotov cocktail, which was thrown, this time successfully setting fire to the residence, and both males left the scene again.
Both males were located in the area of 9th Avenue and Albert Street, where they were arrested and charged.
Thirty-four year-old Randy William John DYCK, of Regina, is charged with:
• Arson with disregard for human life [CC 433(A)];
• Forcible confinement [CC 279(2)]; and
• Assault [CC 266].
Thirty-one year-old Kenneth James DYCK, of Saskatoon, is charged with:
• Arson with disregard for human life [CC 433(A)]; and
• Forcible confinement [CC 279(2)].
Both were scheduled to make their first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court today, December 22, 2017, at 2:00 pm.