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17-Year-Old Arrested for Overnight Fires in Burlington



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17-Year-Old Arrested for Overnight Fires in Burlington

A teenager is in custody for allegedly setting items on fire outside of four homes in Burlington.

The suspect acted alone, said Halton Regional Police Det.-Const. Scott Feddema.

Police and the Burlington Fire Department were sent to the Palmer Dr. and Newlands Cres. area on Aug. 27 at 4 a.m.

That’s south of Upper Middle Rd., between Guelph Line and Walker’s Line.

“Fire had been intentionally set to several items stored outside four different homes,” say police.

A decorative wreath  – on the front door of the house – was lit up at one home, and the homeowner smelled smoke, say police.

There was minor damage to the house.

Fire also destroyed a Ski-Doo and damaged a fence, in addition to other items.

A 17-year-old Burlington boy – whose name is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act – is charged with four counts of arson (damage to property) and fail to comply recognizance.

He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Monday at the Milton courthouse.

Anyone who has information is asked to phone Det.-Const. Scott Feddema at 905-825-4747 ext. 2372 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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