Police charge suspect connected to four arson incidents in Regina

A Regina man is facing four charges of arson after incidents from May 30th to June 11th led to Regina Fire crews being deployed.

The first incident took place May 30th, where a large tree stump was burned on the 2100 block of Francis Street. The fire and it was put out with minimal damage. On June 3rd, a garbage bin was lit on fire at the same residence as the tree stump incident. The origin of the fire was also close to a SaskEnergy meter and gas line, and was also put out safely.

Then on June 9th, a man allegedly broke into a house on the 1400 block of Retallack Street and lit a fire inside. The fire caused extensive damage, and was extinguished by fire crews.

Lastly, on June 11th, the suspect lit bushes and shrubs on fire near the corner of Dewdney Avenue and Rae Street. That fire was again put out by firefighters.

50 year-old Rene Hickey was arrested and charged with four counts of arson. He made his first court appearance on Friday.


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