On May 4, 2023, at approximately 1:30AM, Red Deer RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a complaint of a number of fires at Parkland Mall. Two picnic tables on the south Parkland Parking lot, along with a tree and a dumpster next to the Keg restaurant were set on fire.

RCMP arrested 32-year-old Daniel Bugaresti and charged him for three counts of Arson. Bugaresti was released to appear in court on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

RCMP has responded to 17 dumpster fires over the past month and are continuing their investigation attempting to identify who may be responsible for the other fires.

If you have an information regarding any of the dumpster fires, you are asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2200. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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