Evacuee charged with arson and mischief

By Doug Collins
August 3, 2017 - 11:49am

KAMLOOPS — An evacuee from Williams Lake has been charged with arson and mischief after an incident at a Kamloops hotel.

In a news release, RCMP Corporal Jodi Shelkie says police were called to a disturbance at a hotel on Columbia Street July 28th.

Police said a man was found throwing things around inside a room in the hotel.

The man had broken a window, overturned a fridge and set some items on fire.

The sprinkler system put out the flames, but the water caused significant damage inside the room and the adjacent hallway.

Shane Dalton Dennis has been charged with one count of arson and two counts of mischief.

Dennis was previously known to police and was staying at the hotel as an evacuee from Williams Lake. 

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