UPDATED: Sault Police Lay Arson Charges for James Street Apartment Fire

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On April 23rd, 2019 officers with the Investigation Services unit of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 25 year old Jade Nahwegahbow of August Street for arson.

It’s alleged in the early morning hours of April 21st, 2019 the accused lit two fires in the lobby area of 100 James Street causing approximately $60,000 in damages. There were no injuries as a result of the fires, and Sault Fire Services quickly extinguished them. It’s further alleged the accused left the area and damaged windows of a business in the 0-100 block of Bay Street with a rock.

After an investigation, which included assistance from the public, the accused was taken into custody. He is charged with one count of arson and one count of mischief. He’s scheduled to appear in court on May 27th, 2019.


Earlier Story

Yesterday, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service issued a request from the public on identifying an unknown male that may have started a small fire at a James Street Apartment complex on Sunday morning.

Hours later, Sault Police report that they have arrested a suspect.

It’s alleged in the early morning hours of April 21st, 2019 the unknown male was seen lighting a fire at 100 James Street. He then fled the area on foot and was seen a short time later throwing a rock through the window of a business in the 0-100 block of Bay Street. Both incidents occurred on April 21st, 2019 between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Police have not released the name of the suspect at this time.

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