On October 1, 2017, just before 9 a.m., Leader RCMP responded to the report of a fire at a mobile residence located in Lemsford Ferry Regional Park, Saskatchewan. The two occupants of the residence, an adult male and female, were taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The mobile residence was completely destroyed by the fire and was investigated by the provincial fire scene examiner. Due to the initial information available at the time, the cause of the fire was deemed to be inconclusive.
In February 2019, Leader RCMP received additional information reporting the fire was not accidental and the adult male who was an occupant of the mobile residence was allegedly responsible. The Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit South (MCU-S) took carriage of the investigation and gathered the evidence required to lay charges.
On February 16, 2021, 51-year-old Kirk Andrew Rudolph of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, arson, obstructing justice and counselling to commit public mischief. Police also issued a warrant for his arrest. The next day, police had reason to believe Rudolph travelled to Whitehorse, Yukon. MCU-S requested assistance from Yukon RCMP to arrest Rudolph. He was arrested by Yukon RCMP without incident on February 18, 2021. The full story can be found here: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2021/yukon-rcmp-arrest-suspect-attempted-murder
Kirk Andrew Rudolph was transported back to Saskatchewan on February 20, 2021, and is scheduled to appear in Regina Provincial Court on February 22, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.
Leader RCMP and the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit South would like to thank the Yukon RCMP for their coordination and assistance with the investigation that led to a safe arrest.