Durham Regional Police are currently investigating a series of fires in the northeast area of Oshawa.
Between September and December 2012, several house and vehicle fires occurred in the northeast area of Oshawa. The fires have been set in fields, homes and vehicles. Damages are estimated at several thousands of dollars. The fires are deemed to be suspicious. Durham Regional Police, Oshawa Fire Services and the Fire Marshals Office are investigating the fires and have not yet determined the cause.
The suspect is described as: male, white, approximately 16 years old, 5’6” to 5’7” tall, slim build 150-160 lbs., dark hair with bangs across his face. During one incident he was wearing a black bomber jacket with a fur-lined hood, dark jeans and black skateboard shoes with white trim around the sides.
The suspect may be with other persons.
The investigators want to hear from any person, no matter what information they have regarding these incidents.
Police want to remind residents to be vigilant around their homes and vehicles and to report any suspicious activity to them. Ensure your homes and vehicles are locked and if you see any suspicious persons call police immediately.
Anyone with any information that might assist investigators is asked to contact Detective Paolo Dellipizzi or Detective Constable Murray Rose of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 extension 2766. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
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