Police have arrested a 25-year-old Oak Bay woman following a joint investigation into a series of arsons that occurred in the area last month.
The investigation began after three small fires were started in the 2000-block of Frederick Norris Road on July 24 and July 26.
Two of the fires were deemed suspicious, and Saanich police assumed the investigation.
On August 3, the suspect was located in Saanich and arrested. The suspect was put in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Victoria Integrated Court today.
“This is another great example of our very effective relationship with the Saanich Police Department” said Oak Bay Deputy Police Chief Ray Bernoties. “These were small fires but the community was understandably very concerned due to their location.”
Saanich police could not confirm to Victoria Buzz what part of their investigation led them to apprehend the suspect.
Two other Oak Bay fires remain under investigation, and detectives will look at all available evidence to see if there’s any connection to this week’s arrest.