Alert Bay man charged with arson

An Alert Bay man lit a fire in a carport of a residence and was charged with arson.

  • Jun. 29, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Just past midnight on June 21, 2016, the Alert Bay RCMP were called to a report that an intoxicated male, had lit a fire in the carport of a residence on the Namgis First Nation.

Upon arrival, investigators learned that a male, who resides at the residence, had been having a gathering at his home with seven other people. The resident had been asked to leave and been purposefully locked out after he began to cause a disturbance.

A short time after locking the male outside, one of the partygoers smelled smoke and went outside to investigate.

She discovered a bag of garbage had been lit on fire, directly against the door of the residence. The partygoers moved the fire away from the door and extinguished it in the carport.

Upon further inspection the occupants discovered that the rear door, the only other exit, had been blocked from the exterior with chairs and other assorted debris. Minor damage was sustained to the residence and no one was injured as a result of this occurrence.

Alert Bay RCMP located and arrested the suspect male, shortly after being called to the residence. The 38-year old male appeared before a Judicial Justice of the Peace June 22 and will remain in custody until his next court appearance July 12 in Port Hardy.

 

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