Durham Police have laid charges against a 28-year-old male after two separate arsons in Oshawa.
On February 14, at about 7 pm, members from Central East Division were dispatched to the area of Athol Street and Albert Street in Oshawa for a garbage bin that was set on fire. The fire caused significant damage to an adjacent building.
On March 13, at around 11 pm, members from Central East Division were dispatched to the area of Athol Street and Celina Street in Oshawa for another garbage bin that was on fire which also caused a significant amount of damage to a nearby building.
As a result of the investigation, it was determined that both fires were believed to be caused by the same person and both were deemed arsons, said a police statement.
The male, age 28, of No Fixed Address was charged and held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Trafford of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2739.
Name and further details available at www.drps.ca.
Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspects and not convicted, and
2. Sometimes charges are dropped or changed.