Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 9/11/2017 (225 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A two-year investigation into the suspected arson of building construction sites in the 2400 block of Waverley Street and 100 Southview Crescent has resulted in the arrest of three people.
The fires were set a short time apart in the early hours of Oct. 21, 2015. While the construction site on Southview received minimal damage, the fire on Waverley resulted in a complete loss estimated at $5 million.
The Waverley fire required the evacuation of nearby homes. No one was injured.
A lengthy investigation into the arson and major crimes units included the use of electronics, but not video surveillance, and DNA evidence to link the fires and determine suspects.
"A number of investigative methods were used (but) I don't think we want to show our cards," said Const. Jay Murray.
DNA testing takes time, with samples having to be shipped to a lab in Ottawa, he said.
The motive apparently was someone at a party "seemed to have a fascination with fire," said Murray. The accused were not previously known to police.
Jordan Charles Dooley, 24, of Amaranth, Jesse James McLeod, 23, of Morris, and Nolan Scott Wozny, 22, of Winnipeg face two counts each of break and enter and arson causing property damage.