Ar­son blamed in rash of car fires

Ottawa Citizen - - CITY -

An ap­par­ent ar­son­ist is torch­ing ve­hi­cles in Or­leans and Ottawa po­lice are warn­ing the pub­lic to keep an eye on their cars. Po­lice say six ve­hi­cles have been set afire in the past two weeks in the area east of Tenth Line Road. No in­juries and no dam­age to any­thing other than the ve­hi­cles have been re­ported. Po­lice are urg­ing the pub­lic to call 911 if they see any­thing sus­pi­cious, es­pe­cially dur­ing overnight hours. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the fires is asked to call the Ottawa po­lice ar­son unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 3770 or 3771. Anony­mous tips can be sub­mit­ted by call­ing Crime Stop­pers toll-free at 1-800-2228477 (TIPS).

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