Police boost patrols in Stanley Park after suspicious fires

Police are increasing patrols in Stanley Park after three suspicious fires were discovered before noon on January 12 near Second Beach.

The Vancouver Police Arson Squad has taken over the investigation and is investigating the circumstances behind the fires, which occurred near Lee's Trail and Rawlings Trail, according to a police press release.

The cause of the fires is unclear, but they are believed to be suspicious as several tents and other belongings in a small encampment were set on fire. The owner of the tents remains unidentified. 

Police are currently working with Park staff, and the VPD Mounted Unit will be conducting regular patrols along the Stanley Park trails to watch for any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD Arson Squad at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


More in Police Blotter

Fatal motorcycle collision on SW Marine Drive

The 13th traffic-related fatality of the year took place last night.

After downtown stabbing this afternoon, police hunt for suspect

Police are currently looking for a 36 year old woman after a stabbing in downtown Vancouver this afternoon. Shortly before 1:00 pm, the suspect allegedly stabbed another woman near the corner of...

IRIT recommends charges against 350th suspected rioter

The Integrated Riot Investigation Team (IRIT) is fulfilling its promise to charge 350 suspected rioters by the end of the summer. This morning, IRIT investigators announced that they have requested...
Speak up about this article on Facebook or Twitter. Do this by liking Vancouver Observer on Facebook or following us @Vanobserver on Twitter. We'd love to hear from you.