A 52-year-old Cobourg woman is facing an arson charge following an incident Sunday morning (October 29, 2023)
Emergency services were called to Northumberland Humane Society Thrift Store on Cover Street for a report of a fire at approximately 4 a.m.
Upon arrival fire crews observed the contents of a dumpster on fire.
The heat from the fire melted some of the siding on the building.
A short tim later, 52-year-old Heather GILL-FALLOWFIELD of Cobourg was arrested at the scene and charged with the following:
1) Arson – damage to property contrary to section 434 of the Criminal Code
GILL-FALLOWFIELD was held in custody pending a Show Cause Hearing on October 29th, 2023.
· Other activities over the weekend include a broken window that was damaged when a urn fell during high winds.
· Encampment residents told Today’s Northumberland the port-a-potty that was constructed had to be dismantled/destroyed by order of the Town of Cobourg (Today’s Northumberland is working to confirm)
· A security guard was spit upon by a resident taking shelter at The Warming Room (the security guard did not wish to charge the person)