Youth arrested after fire set on BC Ferries vessel

Sidney North Saanich

2023-10-12 07:11 PDT

File # 2023-5404

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP has arrested a 16-year old male youth after allegedly setting a fire on board of a BC Ferries vessel.

On October 10, just after 8:30 p.m., Sidney/North Saanich RCMP were notified by BC Ferries that someone had started a fire inside a BC Ferries vessel’s washroom which was now docked at the Swartz Bay Terminal.

Police boarded the vessel, arrested and escorted the youth off the vessel without further incident.
The extent of the damage remains under investigation states Corporal Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the RCMP in British Columbia. The youth was later released and is set to appear in court at a later date.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931.

Released by

Cpl. Alex Bérubé

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153


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