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Media Release

Release Date: February 6th, 2018 - 11:05pm

Originator: Staff Sergeant Gerard KELLY, Uniform Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext.2310 or 2315

Contact: D/Constable Scott FEDDEMA, Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2372 or 2315

Location: Burlington


Arson being investigated in the City of Burlington

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating an arson incident to a parked motor vehicle on Bluegrass Lane in the City of Burlington.

On Monday February 5, 2018 at 11:45 PM, an unknown male culprit attended at a residence on Bluegrass Lane.  The male culprit was carrying a gas canister and proceeded to use the fuel to start a fire to a parked Ford motor vehicle in the driveway of a residence.  The motor vehicle was started on fire and the culprit ran away with the gas canister.  Neighbours in the area became aware of the fire situation and observed the male person running away with the gas canister.

The Burlington Fire Department attended and put out the fire which had destroyed the Ford motor vehicle. The occupants of the residence were able to exit the premise without any injury and there was no fire damage to the residence.

The male culprit is believed to have run off and gotten into a white coloured full size pickup truck and left the area.  The description of the male culprit was that of a person with a lean build, possibly 20 to 30 years old.

The Halton Regional Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public to help solve this crime. The location of the incident on Bluegrass Lane is near the intersection of Pathfinder Drive and Dryden Avenue in the City of Burlington.  Homeowners in the area and motorists driving in the area at that time are requested to review external home security video or motor vehicle dashcam video that may be recorded on Monday February 5, 2018 around 11:45 PM.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the 30 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau (Contact:  Detective Constable Scott Feddema)   at 905-825-4747 ext. 2372 or 2315.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca