Teens Charged in Arson on Pembina Highway

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo teen boys are facing arson charges after a fire in a secure compound in the 700 block of Pembina Highway.

Winnipeg police responded to the area Sunday at around 8 p.m. after someone observed the teens damaging property and starting a fire.

Members of the canine unit tracked the suspects down in the 2300 block of Grant Avenue.

Damage estimates to the compound are pending.

A 13-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy have been charged with arson causing damage to property, possession of incendiary material, mischief under $5,000 and break and enter to commit arson.

Both were released on a promise to appear.

— Staff

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