One Person Arrested For Arson

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(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – One person has been arrested and charged in an arson investigation in Elliot Lake.

On March 6, 2024, shortly after 1:00 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Elliot Lake Fire Department responded to a suspicious fire on College Place in Elliot Lake where multiple camper trailers were destroyed.

As a result of the investigation, Jacob PEART, 20-years-old, from Elliot Lake has been charged with:

  • Arson – damage to property (3 counts)
  • Break, enter a place – commit indictable offence (2 counts)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court on March 8, 2024.

The East Algoma Crime Unit in conjunction with the North East Region OPP Forensic Identification Services are continuing the investigation. 

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