Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Early Morning Blaze - Suspicious

Suspicous Blaze
One Arrest

Nanaimo RCMP have one male in custody after an early morning blaze yesterday morning in the 900 block of Milton St that left three people homeless.Nanaimo Fire crews were already on scene when officers arrived. All the residents of the home had safely made their way out and had taken up shelter at a neighboring home. The only injuries reported from the fire involved a 21 year old female living in the home. She was taken to hospital suffering from minor smoke inhalation. She was transported to hospital by BC Paramedics ,examined then later released.

“Based on information obtained at scene by our members , officers attended to a secondary residence and arrested a 47 year old male for uttering threats. The fire is deemed suspicious in nature and further charges my be laid” said Constable Gary O’Brien media spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)


Wayne Keith Milligan Charged

The name of the male arrested yesterday morning after a suspicious fire that left three pesons homeless has been identified.

Wayne Keith MILLIGAN age 47 a resident of Nanaimo, has been charged with two counts of Uttering threats.The first count alleges he uttered threats to cause death and alleges he uttered threats to burn a structure. MILLIGAN has been realeased from custody and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on February 17th .

"Our investigation is continuing and we are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious near the residence, prior to the fire being reported at 6:00 AM , to call our office at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)"said Constable Gary O'Brien ,media spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP.


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