Charges approved in Toyota arson


2023-05-10 09:48 PDT

File # 2022-6663

On May 5th, 2023, after a lengthy and complicated arson investigation into the May 2022 fire at the Penticton Toyota Dealership, charges were approved against a 40-year-old Penticton resident, Donald Richard Lorenzetto.

Lorenzetto has been charged with two counts of Arson and Mischief over $5000 in relation to the May 11th, 2022 fire.

Lorenzetto was one of two suspects identified and arrested shortly after the incident.

This was a difficult and labour-intensive investigation that led us to determine the cause and subsequent person responsible. Recognizing the immediate and long-lasting impact on the community, we exhausted all investigative efforts that allowed us to make this arrest.

"We would like to express our appreciation to the community for their patience during this year-long investigation, says Cpl. James Grandy. It takes gathering substantial evidence before charges can be approved, and your cooperation and understanding throughout this process have been crucial. By working together, we can continue to make our neighborhoods safe and secure for all residents.

On May 8th, 2023, officers arrested Lorenzetto, who remains in custody.

Released by

Cpl. James Grandy

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398


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