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Oak Bay police investigate potential arson at public park

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Oak Bay police are on the lookout for a possible arsonist after they were contacted by the local Parks Department regarding an incident at a public washroom.

At about 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th Oak Bay police were alerted of a possible arson in the Quimper Street Park washrooms.

Police believe the fire was started inside a garbage can which spread to the paper towel dispenser above.

The fire was already doused when police and fire arrived, but the damage left behind was evident to the small washroom’s equipment.

There are currently no witnesses or suspects to the crime or the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oak Bay Police department at 250-592-2424 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

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Joel Brewster
Junior staff writer at Victoria Buzz. Have a story idea? Send it over: joel@victoriabuzz.com

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