One Charged with Arson, Possession for Purpose of Trafficking

On March 5, 2024, officers with Patrol Services charged 36-year-old Tyler Ross with arson, operation while prohibited, and several other offences.

Around 2:40 a.m. on February 7, 911 Communicators received a report of a fire on Portage Lane. Upon arrival, officers saw a truck on fire beside the train tracks, which was subsequently extinguished by Fire Services. An investigation determined this to be arson. The investigation also found the accused had fled from a routine traffic stop by the Ontario Provincial Police whilst driving the truck just hours before the arson took place and that the accused was involved in the arson.

Around 2:00 p.m. on March 5, 2024, officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 0-100 block of Industrial Park Crescent in which the accused was a passenger. They were arrested. A subsequent search found the accused to be in possession of approximately 55 grams of suspected fentanyl. The estimated street value of drugs seized is $11,000.

The accused is charged with:

  • Arson
  • Possession of Schedule I Substance for Purpose of Trafficking
  • Operation While Prohibited – Criminal Code x4
  • Operation While Prohibited – Legal Restriction From Any Other Act x2
  • Driving While Under Suspension
  • Failure to Comply with Probation Order x3
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order x2

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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