On Dec. 4, at approximately 4 a.m., Moose Lake RCMP received a report of a fire at the convenience store located on Runway Road in the community of Moose Lake.
Officers attended the location and determined that the fire had been set deliberately. Even though the fire was later extinguished it caused an extensive amount of damage to the interior of the building.
During the examination of the damage caused by the fire, officers discovered that a theft had occurred and that a large sum of Canadian currency had been stolen from the business prior to the fire starting.
RCMP have charged 28-year-old Bernell Ramsey Ettawacappow of Moose Lake with arson, break and enter and theft over $5,000 in relation to this incident and have issued a warrant for his arrest. The accused is believed to have fled Moose Lake and may be in either The Pas, Flin Flon, or Winnipeg.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bernell Ettawacappow is 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).
The Moose Lake RCMP continue to investigate.