The investigation continues into the situation surrounding the arson case from November 7.

Both 27-year-old Austin Hill and 31-year-old Joshua Neufeld were swiftly apprehended by the Swift Current City RCMP shortly after the incident. They have both been charged with arson, and are set to appear in court. 

For Hill, the scheduled date appointed to him is December 14, 2022. As for Neufeld, he will be appearing in Swift Current Provincial Court today, beginning his legal battle. 

Swift Current City RCMP Staff Sergeant, Evan Gordon, has been hard at work alongside the Swift Current Fire Department and the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency investigating the fire.

"The investigation into the fire is still ongoing and once again police are asking for the public's assistance," shared Gordon. "In trying to identify and locate a third suspect."

The third, unidentified, arsonist.This is the clearest image available from the security footage of the suspect. Believed to be male, approximately 5'11", possibly wearing glasses. (photo provided by Swift Current Municipal RCMP)

As pictured, the third individual appears to be close to 5'11" in height, male, and possibly wearing glasses. Seen on surveillance footage to be carrying a bag into and back out of the business, RCMP would like to bring this man in and learn more about his involvement. 

"It's really important for us to be able to identify this third individual," stressed Gordon. "Arsons in general are extremely dangerous. That's why it's so important for us to leave no stone unturned. We're reaching out once again to the public to try and help us identify this third person." 

Winks Convenience Store and Marty's Auto Detailing, as well as U-Haul trailer rentalsWinks Convenience Store and Marty's Auto Detailing, as well as U-Haul trailer rentals were all closed due to the blaze. (photo by Morgan Gerwing)

Various fires that have occurred recently in Swift Current have previously revealed no evidence indicating arson as a cause. Should this ongoing investigation reveal new information, authorities will be able to go back and reexamine those cases as needed.

Anyone who may know of this person's identity, or that may have any leads, are encouraged to contact City RCMP. They can reach out at 306-778-4870, or provide anonymous information via Crime Stoppers either online at or by calling 1-800-222-8477.