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Police arrest arson suspect

Police have arrested a woman of no fixed address they believe is connected to a suspicious fire on a farm.

On Aug. 25, fire crews received reports of a blaze at a farm residence in the 9400 block of West Saanich Rd.

No one was injured in the fire but at the time it was deemed suspicious by investigators.

Further information revealed an earlier incident in which a threat was made to damage the farm by a farm employee.

On Aug. 28, Sidney North Saanich RCMP officers were called to investigate a theft of incendiary devices from a  business in Sidney.

With the assistance of Central Saanich Police, a woman was taken into custody in connection with that theft and is now facing charges of arson, uttering threats and theft under $5,000.

Police are still investigating the incidents and other charges are pending.

The woman was remanded in custody by the courts for 30 days with a scheduled court appearance in Victoria on Sept. 26.

 

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