RCMP lay charges of arson
Charges laid following fire set outside occupied Yarmouth building
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.