Pictou County District RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a suspicious cottage fire.
On Thursday, May 14th, shortly after at 8 a.m., Pictou County District RCMP responded to a fire at a cottage on Rustico Ln.
, Pictou Landing. When officers arrived on scene they found members of the Pictou Landing Fire Department battling the blaze, which destroyed the cottage.
Further investigation by police found several nearby cottages had been broken into and vandalized. The Provincial Fire Marshall’s Office was called in to assist with the investigation and has deemed the fire to be suspicious. Police investigations into the cause of the fire and the break and enters are continuing.
The RCMP are asking anyone who has information about this investigation to contact the Pictou County District RCMP office at (902) 755-4141. People with information can also contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 -$2000.