Burlington teen charged with four counts of arson after series of overnight fires


On August 27th 2017 at approximately 4:00am, members of the Halton Regional Police Service and Burlington Fire Department responded to a series of deliberately set fires in the area of Palmer Drive and Newlands Crescent in Burlington.  Fire had been intentionally set to several items stored outside four different homes.

The smell of smoke was initially detected by a homeowner after a decorative wreath was set on fire.  The wreath was displayed on the front door of the house.  There was minor damage sustained to the house as a result of the fire.  At nearby homes, fire also destroyed a ski-doo and damaged a fence as well as miscellaneous other property items.  Four homes, in total, were involved.

On August 27th 2017, Halton Regional Police arrested and charged a 17 year old Burlington resident.  That person cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The youth is currently accused:

• Arson (damage to property) (4 Counts)
• Fail to comply Recognizance

The youth was held in custody and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on August 28th at the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Scott Feddema at 905-825-4747 ext. 2372.