Man accused of setting fire to vehicle

An SD&G OPP cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file

SOUTH DUNDAS — A vehicle fire was reported at a South Dundas residence, around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. The SD&G OPP arrived at the Stampville Road address and discovered a 51-year-old man had deliberately set the fire before fleeing the scene.

With the assistance of a canine unit, officers located the suspect and placed him into custody. Prior to the incident, he had been harassing an ex-girlfriend, according to the detachment. 

Arrested and charged with arson and criminal harassment, the man was slated to appear in Cornwall court the following day.

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