Man charged in fire-hose nozzle thefts
A man has been charged after police allege he stole the metal nozzles out of fire hose cabinets in two downtown apartment buildings.
It was on the evening of Jan. 28 that police say the thefts were caught on surveillance cameras in two buildings at 123 Charlton Ave. E. and 100 Forest Ave.
“These types of thefts are putting the lives of people at risk in the event of a fire emergency,” police said at the time, appealing for information. Police released photos from that footage, and on Monday announced that a Hamilton man had been identified and charged.
Jason Scott, 34, is charged with 26 counts of mischief endangering life, 25 counts of theft, break and enter to commit theft, and 25 counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.