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Media Release

Release Date: April 6th, 2020 - 2:58pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Barrett Gabriel, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2216

Contact: D/Constable, Shane Glenfield, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2216

Location: Oakville


Oakville Man Arrested for Arson and Weapons Offences

​In the early morning of April 3, 2020 a planter's box in the vestibule of an apartment building located at 2175 Marine Drive, Oakville was set on fire.

This apartment has 188 units and 172 residents, the majority of which are seniors. Fortunately, no one was injured, due in large part to the concrete construction of a nearby overhang.

On April 4, 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service arrested and charged Nash Thompson (20) of Oakville. A search warrant was executed at his residence and a number of items were seized including prohibited weapons. Police will not be disclosing further information about the weapons and evidence seized.

Nash Thompson (20) of Oakville has been charged with:

  • Arson – Disregard for Human Life
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (x 2)
  • Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition
  • Mischief Under $5000
  • FTC Probation Order (x14)

Anyone with information with regards to this incident is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 extension 2216.

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