A 24 year-old female is facing several charges in connection with a string of arsons within the past two weeks in Regina. Fortunately, none of these fires involved injuries, but did result in property damage.
These fires occurred on/at:
- April 23rd – House – 1900 block Montreal Street; and
- April 27th – Five occurrences involving sheds, fences, grass in the 100 block College Ave. E.; 200 block College Ave. E., and 2400 block Francis Street.
Investigation into these occurrences resulted in the identification of a suspect, who was located in the area of 12th Avenue and Ottawa Street the afternoon of Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The suspect was arrested without incident and subsequently charged.
Twenty-four year-old Katherine Paula MERK, of Regina, is charged with six charges of Arson causing damage to property, contrary to section 434 of the Criminal Code. MERK made her first court appearance on these charges before Provincial Court on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.