Man tries to burn down house, assaults police dog

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RCMP release:

Annapolis District RCMP has charged a man with arson after an incident in Torbrook West.

On October 15, 2023, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Annapolis District RCMP and fire services responded to a report of a man trying to burn a home on Torbrook Rd. RCMP officers learned that a man had arrived at the home uninvited and began causing a disturbance. The man then assaulted a woman before setting fire to an ATV and a pile of wood that was stacked up against the home. The man fled the area on foot.

The fire department was able to successfully extinguish the fire.

RCMP Police Dog Services searched the woods near the residence; the team located the suspect and he began assaulting the police service dog. The police service dog bit the suspect, which resulted in a minor injury to the suspect’s arm. The police service dog was not injured. RCMP officers also located a backpack belonging to the suspect, which contained a controlled substance believed to be crystal meth.

Jace Uhlman, 26, of Torbrook, was transported to Bridgetown Detachment and remanded into custody. He’s been charged with Arson, Assault, Mischief, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Comply with Conditions (5 counts) and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Uhlman will appear in Digby Provincial Court later today.

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