Arson suspected in destruction of forestry equipment and trailer

(Submitted/RCMP)

The Northeast District RCMP is asking for help to solve a suspected arson of forestry equipment and a trailer in Island Lake.

Officers responded shortly before 5:30 a.m. on August 26 to a report of three pieces of forestry equipment and a trailer being destroyed by fire on a wood lot in Island Lake.

Police say they suspect two Tigercat logging machines, a John Deere tractor and an Atlas equipment trailer were deliberately set on fire sometime during the early morning hours of August 26.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Campbellton RCMP at 506-789-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).