Insurance Business Insurer and homeowner sue suspects in drug-related fire

Insurer and homeowner sue suspects in drug-related fire

Provincial insurer Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the owner of one half of a duplex in Regina have filed a suit against the other owners for over $100,000 following a drug-related explosion that exposed the property to fire.

The explosion and house fire incident at 152 Cooper Crescent occurred on February 24, 2015, sending three men to the hospital and leaving two with serious injuries. It was determined by the police that the blast, which severely damaged the duplex, was the result of illegal drug activity.

Plaintiffs SGI and Patricia Wilson filed the claim last month against four individuals – Bernice Bloor, Adel Essid, Bradley Keck and Kyle Siller , reported CBC News. All four were initially charged in relation to the incident. The plaintiffs are seeking $107,158.99 for damages, plus other expenses.

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To date, allegations in the statement have not been proven in court.

Of the four, Keck was sentenced to 18 months in relation to the explosion for the production of a scheduled substance (specifically, cannabis resin and marijuana), as well as for possessing property obtained by crime over $5,000.

The four have 20 days from the date the claim was issued to file a statement of defense. SGI said yesterday that no such statements have been filed thus far.

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