Delta Police investigate arson at Chalmers Elementary School playground

DELTA Police and Fire departments responded to a report of a fire at the playground located at Chalmers Elementary School in the 11300-block of 75th Avenue at 4 a.m. on Wednesday. The damage to the playground is estimated to be a minimum of $5,000.

Police found the playground, which has a mulch base, fully engulfed. The complainant reported seeing a male running westbound on 73rd Avenue from the area. It is unknown if he is related to the incident but is described as a white male, 6 ft, medium build, wearing a black ball cap and grey / brown track jacket and jeans.

Police did attempt to deploy K-9 at the time, however, the area was contaminated due to the number of residents out in the area at the time of the fire.

Anyone that may have information about this incident is asked to call the Delta Police at 604-946-4411 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.