WATCH: Hamilton police arrest 37-year-old accused of serial arson

Published January 27, 2022 at 4:53 pm

A 37-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with multiple offences related to arson.

A 37-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with multiple offences related to arson.

Local police say the first incident dates back to Dec. 31, 2021, when a large fire was reported outside of a business compound in the area of Sherman Ave and Princess St. The damage was valued at $75,000.

Two more similar incidents, one on Jan. 7 on Beechwood Ave and the other on Jan. 22 on Paling Ave, caused a total of $55,000.

 

James Peschke was arrested and charged with two counts of property damage and one count of disregard for human life. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamilton Police Service.

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