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Arson charges laid in Palmerston

Wellington County OPP’s Major Crime unit has laid arson charges in relation to two fires on White’s Trail in Palmerston – one from 2020, and another from 2021.
Investigations have led to a 28-year-old resident of Palmerston being charged with two counts of Arson. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice – Guelph.
On the evening of April 11, 2020, OPP responded to a suspicious fire on the White’s Trail near Wellington Rd. 5.
More than one year later, on the afternoon of June 2, 2021, OPP were back on White’s Trail for another blaze near Wellington Rd. 5.
In both cases the Minto Fire Department attended and extinguished the fires at a cost of approximately $3,000 each time.
If you can help police with this investigation, or any crime of this nature, please contact Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.