Charges have been laid against two males in the investigation into arson at Crowther Memorial Junior High School in Strathmore.

With the assistance of the public through tips received after the initial media release, two suspects were identified and arrested in connection to the arson at Crowther Memorial Junior High School on May 15, 2022.

Both were later released on various conditions and charged in relation to this investigation. 21 year old Christian Southworth and 23 year old Luke Kusmack, both of whom are Strathmore residents, have been charged with Arson and Mischief Over $5,000. The case remains before the courts at this time.

“Partnerships with our communities are essential to maintain public safety and identify those involved in criminal activity which negatively impacts us all which was evident in this case. I would like to extend my thanks to our community members who assisted in the identification of those charged in this matter.” – Staff Sergeant Mark Wielgosz – Detachment Commander Strathmore RCMP-GRC

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