Investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation
Section are asking for the public’s help in connection with three
separate arsons that occurred in the last two months.
On August 7, 2012, police received two reports of fires being
deliberately set inside cars. One vehicle was parked in the 2600 block
of Oxford Street and the other on Yukon Street.
On September 26, 2012, police received a report of a fire deliberately
set inside another parked car near the intersection of Dublin Street and
In at least one case, the car was left unlocked. Investigators believe
the vehicles were entered sometime in the early morning hours and paper
was set on fire, causing considerable damage. Small items were also
reported stolen from inside the vehicles.
Citizens are reminded to remove all items from their vehicle and lock
the door upon exiting. Thefts from vehicles are generally a crime of
opportunity, with the sight of items being a temptation for would-be
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact
police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by
calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at
www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to