Accused West Kelowna wildfire arsonist will stay behind bars | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Monday night: Clear. Low 8.

Kelowna News

Accused West Kelowna wildfire arsonist will stay behind bars

July 23, 2021 - 10:53 AM

The 36-year-old man charged with trying to start a wildfire in the Glenrosa neighbourhood of West Kelowna earlier this month appeared in court yesterday and was remanded in custody.

A man was spotted in the bush behind homes in the 3000 block of Webber Road in West Kelowna on July 10 where a fire was lit.

Residents put out the fire and RCMP arrested a man that evening but he was released pending charges being filed.

Stephen Leader, 36, was charged with arson in relation to an inhabited property yesterday, July 22.

At the court hearing he was remanded in custody.

His next scheduled court appearance is scheduled for July 29.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2021

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile