VicPD have arrested a man in connection with multiple suspicious fires, including a large fire in June that caused extensive damage to a local business.
Police responded on June 7 at approximately 10 p.m. to a suspicious fire at the U-Haul Moving & Storage facility in the 700-block of Topaz Avenue.
Two storage units and two vehicles were destroyed in the fire. VicPD released an image in June of a person of interest they believed to be involved in the incident.
Police were able to identify a suspect and executed a search warrant August 4 at 10 a.m. at a temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street.
One man was arrested at the multi-unit facility.
A representative with VicPD said they were unable to confirm if the person of interest they were seeking in June was the same person arrested this week.
The man was also arrested in connection with a second case of suspected arson on June 7.
In this second incident two fires were started in a business parking lot in the 600-block of Hillside Avenue at approximately 12:15 a.m.
While the fires were close to a building and vehicles, no injuries or property damage were reported from the second incident.
The man was transported to cells and detectives are recommending two counts of arson.
Police say the files remain under investigation.