RCMP lay charges of ar­son

Charges laid fol­low­ing fire set out­side oc­cu­pied Yar­mouth build­ing

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Three res­i­dents of Yar­mouth are fac­ing charges of ar­son (dis­re­gard for hu­man life) and crim­i­nal ha­rass­ment fol­low­ing a fire that the po­lice say was in­ten­tion­ally lit out­side an oc­cu­pied apart­ment dwelling.

Ac­cord­ing to an RCMP me­dia re­lease, at 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 15, the Yar­mouth town RCMP re­sponded to a call of a fire out­side an apart­ment build­ing on Ar­gyle Street in Yar­mouth.

Upon ar­rival, RCMP mem­bers as­sisted the Yar­mouth Fire De­part­ment to put the fire out.

A pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed the fire was in­ten­tion­ally set out­side the build­ing with six res­i­dents in­side.

On Nov. 21, three sus­pects were ar­rested and a search war­rant was ex­e­cuted at the home of one of the sus­pects.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nathan R. Thor­burne, of Yar­mouth, was re­manded into cus­tody and made his first court ap­pear­ance in Yar­mouth Provin­cial Court on Nov. 22. He was re­manded into cus­tody and his next court ap­pear­ance was Nov. 26.

Ac­cord­ing to the Yar­mouth Jus­tice Cen­tre, the other two in­di­vid­u­als for whom charges have been filed are Ryan Scott Fancy, 21, and Nas­tasha New­man, 31. The RCMP say these two in­di­vid­u­als were re­leased fol­low­ing their ar­rest.

Their first court ap­pear­ances are set for Dec. 17, ac­cord­ing to the Yar­mouth Jus­tice Cen­tre.

In an RCMP me­dia re­lease is­sued on Nov. 22 the po­lice said this didn’t ap­pear to be a ran­dom act of ar­son. How­ever, the RCMP con­tin­ued to re­mind Yar­mouth res­i­dents to re­port sus­pi­cious per­sons and ac­tiv­ity to the po­lice.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into this mat­ter is con­tin­u­ing.

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