Fredericton police investigate trafficking, arson and break-in in early hours

Fredericton police were called to a suspected arson, a home invasion and alleged drug trafficking on Thursday night.

Police in Fredericton respond to 3 separate incidents late Thursday night into Friday morning

Fredericton police are investigating alleged drug trafficking, a suspicious fire and a home invasion, all occurring within a short time late Thursday and early Friday. (Daniel McHardie/CBC)

Fredericton police are investigating three separate incidents that kept them busy overnight.

Just before midnight, officers tracked down two men suspected of trafficking drugs. They were arrested on drug-related offences, and their vehicle and cash were seized.

The police drug section and forensic identification section were both called to the scene, which police did not identify.

The alleged traffickers were released from custody on a promise to appear in court.

Police responded to a second incident at a residence on the south side of Fredericton just before 12:30 a.m., where a man broke into the home and stole several items before fleeing.

Police said the matter is under investigation.

Just before 2 a.m., both police and the Fredericton Fire Department were dispatched to a parking lot at an apartment complex on the north side of the city.

The fire was deemed suspicious and is under investigation. The police canine team helped at the scene.