Suspect arrested and charged following two alleged arsons targeting the same residence

Richmond

2022-04-05 10:14 PDT

File # 2022-8252

On March 29, 2022 Richmond RCMP received reports of an arson to the garage door of a residence in the 9000 block of Auburn Rd. According to the complainant, he was able to extinguish the fire, which resulted in moderate damage to his residence.

On March 31, 2022 Richmond RCMP received a second report from the same complainant who advised he had located what was believed to be a Molotov cocktail inside of his residence. Fortunately it had failed to ignite.

In reviewing video surveillance, investigators from Richmond RCMP Watch GIS observed who they believed to be the same individual approaching the residence and committing the alleged offences.
The man was ultimately identified, quickly arrested, and held in-custody.

The BC Prosecution Service has approved ten charges against Maximino Dauz. The charges include arson, arson causing property damage and mischief endangering life. Dauz was remanded and remains in-custody.

Fortunately, no one was injured but the sheer lack of regard for human life and wanton destruction of property in these alleged offences is frightening, says Inspector Michael Cohee, Officer-in-charge Richmond RCMP Operations Support, Fortunately our investigators were able to identify and quickly arrest this suspect before something even worse happened.

Richmond RCMP GIS have conduct of this investigation. It remains active and ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

Released by

Cpl. Dennis Hwang

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
richmond.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
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