The Sûreté du Québec’s is working in collaboration with the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu police in the hopes of apprehending the suspect, or suspects, that are responsible for a string of criminal fires that have plagued the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu area for the past two years.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that would lead to an arrest and conviction.
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According to police, the most recent arson-related incident occurred this past Monday, when a suspicious package was dropped off near a business on Rue Richelieu and set on fire.
Police believe the suspect in question is responsible for a number of fires outside businesses, homes and public areas, all of them targeting one family in particular.
Since 2016, said family’s cars, boat and house has been set ablaze.
The $10,000 reward is being put forth by an anonymous donor through the Sun Youth Organization and aims to track down the suspects who were involved in the following incidents:
- A fire set to two parked vehicles in the driveway of a residence on Rue Noyan in July 2016
- A fire set at the same residence on April 26, 2017
- A fire set on an inflatable boat stored behind the same Rue Noyan residence on August 14, 2017
- A fire set at a residence on Rue Alain and at a business on Highway 105 on October 11, 2017
- A fire set behind a business located on Rue Richelieu on November 26, 2018
- A fire set at the same Rue Richelieu business on December 25, 2018
- A suspicious package set aflame (later proved to be harmless) left at the same Rue Richelieu address on January 21, 2019
The following video was posted to the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu police’s Facebook page regarding the incident on January 21 at a residence on Rue Richelieu:
The $10,000 reward offer expires on July 22, 2019.
Anyone with information on any of the incidents is urged to call the Sûreté du Québec’s criminal information line at 1-800-659-4264.