QUEBEC RESIDENT CHARGED WITH ARSON
(WHITE RIVER, ON) - On September 27, 2020, at approximately 3:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a vehicle fire on the 500 Road north of White River.
Officers arrived on scene and observed a box style commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that was completely consumed by fire. The truck and contents were estimated to be valued at approximately $300 000.
On September 28, 2020, at approximately 10:11 a.m., Superior East OPP received a call regarding a theft from, and vandalism to, some heavy machinery in the same area as the vehicle fire.
As a result of the investigations, Keven PREVOST-BOUCHARD, 33 years-of-age, from Alma, Quebec, was arrested and charged with the following:
- Arson - Damage to Property, contrary to section 434 of the Criminal Code (CC),
- Mischief Over $5000, contrary to section 430(3) of the CC,
- Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC (Two Counts), and
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC (Four Counts).
The accused was remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.