Waterloo Regional Police Make Arrest in Fires at Businesses in Kitchener

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Waterloo Region, Ontario - Waterloo Regional Police have arrested and charged an individual in connection to fires set at businesses in Kitchener. 

On September 9, 2021, at approximately 9 p.m., emergency services responded to a garbage bin that was set on fire outside of a business at the Sunrise Shopping Centre, located at 1400 Ottawa Street South. 

While responding to the scene, emergency services received another call about a fire located inside of another business at the shopping centre. The business was evacuated, and both fires were extinguished by the Kitchener Fire Department. 

Through investigation, it was determined that the fires were deliberately set, and the suspect fled the area. Police were able to locate the suspect and make an arrest.

As a result of the investigation, a 42-year-old Kitchener female was charged with Arson - Damage to Property, Arson - Disregard Human Life, Mischief over $5,000, Theft under $5,000 and Obstruct Police. The female was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

Damage to the store is estimated at $3 million. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-84777. 

Occ: 21-208203 (924) 

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
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519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188

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