New Glasgow police charge 41-year-old woman with 9 counts of arson

New Glasgow Police investigate MacKay Street arson.
Photo of a vacant residence, on MacKay Street, which was set on fire on July 7, 2021. Credit: New Glasgow Regional Police

New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 41-year-old Pictou County woman with nine counts of arson and three counts of mischief. Police arrested the woman at her residence on Stewart Street, New Glasgow, while conducting a search warrant in relation to recent arson investigations.

The charges are the result of ten separate investigations involving five vacant residences, two occupied residences, including a downtown New Glasgow business building, and three cases involving property.

The suspicious fires took place between Jan. 5, 2020, and July 7, 2021, in the town of New Glasgow and the town of Trenton.

The investigation was conducted by the New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit with assistance by the members of the New Glasgow, Trenton, Stellarton Fire Departments and the Office of the Fire Marshall.

The suspect was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on Monday, July 12.

The suspect has been charged with:
• 7 Counts of Arson
• 2 Counts of Arson - Disregard for Human Life
• 3 Counts of Mischief

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to these arson investigations is asked to contact the New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS, submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.


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