Church Fires End With Arson Charge
Source: Area OPP
Date: Tue Sep 29 04:03:06 MST 2020
Saugeen Fist Nation Fire Department was assisted by Saugeen Shores Fire Department, from both Southampton and Port Elgin Stations.
A few hours later, OPP Canine Unit and OPP Emergency Response Team members located and arrested a suspect in a wooded area on Saugeen First Nation.
Grey Bruce OPP have charged 49 year old, Emric THOMPSON from Saugeen First Nation with Arson - Damage to Property, section 434 Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and Mischief Over $5,000, section 430(3) CC.
The accused was remanded into custody following a bail hearing in Ontario Court of Justice.
Grey Bruce OPP Crime Unit and Ontario Fire Marshall, are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fires.
Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.