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Suspect sought in Moose Lake arson


A fire in Moose Lake caused extensive damage to a business and has now been ruled as an arson.
The fire occurred in the early morning hours of December 4th, when, at approximately 4:00 a.m., RCMP in Moose Lake were notified of a local convenience store being on fire on Runway Road in the community.
The fire was later extinguished but not until extensive damage was caused to the interior of the building.
Following further investigation, it was determined that prior to the fire and large unspecified amount of money had also been taken from the business.
The RCMP have a suspect and have laid charges against 28-year-old Bernell Ramsey Ettawacappow of Moose Lake. Ettawacappow is charged with arson, break and enter and theft over $5,000.
While police have a suspect they don’t have him in custody. A warrant for Ettawacappow’s arrest was issued and he is believed to either be in Flin Flon, The Pas or Winnipeg.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bernell Ettawacappow asked to contact the Moose Lake RCMP at 204-678-2399 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Moose Lake RCMP continue to investigate.

Trent Allen