Northumberland OPP – Colborne Man Arrested for Shoplifting and Arson (Name Released)

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The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest in relation to a person wanted for separate incidents of arson and theft.

On October 31, 2023, Police responded to a call regarding an item of furniture that had been set on fire outside an address on King Street East in Colborne. The accused had left the area prior to police arrival.

On November 8, 2023, a complaint was made regarding theft from a commercial premises on King Street East in Colborne. The victim had discovered that the incident had occurred earlier in the day and reported to Police.

As a result of both investigations, an individual was identified and officers attended an address in Colborne where they believed the accused to be.

On February 20, 2024, Northumberland OPP made an arrest in relation to both incidents.

Thomas MERRIMAN, 29-years-old, of Colborne, was charged with the following:

–      Theft under $5,000 – shoplifting

–      Arson – damage to property

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg at a future date.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/r eporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-2477.

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