Vancouver arson suspect seen on video is arrested

Vancouver – Public participation is credited with helping cops arrest a man who was caught on surveillance video starting a costly fire.

Police had earlier released a video from a neighbour’s surveillance camera showing the man torch a dry hedge. eventually two garages and cars within the property were burned.

Police said today they arrested 46-year-old Jason Acoose of Vancouver.

“VPD Arson investigators are crediting the public for tips which helped lead to the arrest of Mr. Acoose,” said a police statement.

“Just before noon yesterday, VPD¬† patrol officers arrested Mr. Acoose near Commercial Drive and E 12th Avenue.”

Crown Counsel has approved 2 charges of Arson to Property against him.

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