Suspect arrested and released in suspicious weekend fires

Male suspect arrested: Two brush fires snuffed out

  • Sep. 4, 2012 4:00 p.m.

On Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Lake Cowichan RCMP received information of a suspicious male who was seen in the area of a fire on the north side of Highway 18 about 100 yards east of the Youbou exit.

RCMP say while thier members were making patrols for the suspicious male, a second fire was discovered on the Old Lake Cowichan Road near Greendale Road.

While that fire was being put out by the Lake COwichan Fire Department the male suspect was located and arrested for arson.

The male was later released without process, but remains a person of interest in the fire(s) If the public has any information about either fire, please contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers.