Brampton teen charged in connection with Ezra Avenue furniture fire
Police would not confirm whether the teen is a student
A 17-year-old from Brampton is facing charges in connection with a furniture fire during a street party on Ezra Avenue last week, police say.
Officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service arrested the teenager in Waterloo on Sept. 9.
Police would not confirm whether or not the suspect is a student.
The teenager has been charged with one count of arson and one count of mischief under $5,000.
He is set to appear in court on October 21.
The fire was set during a party the evening of Sept. 2, and was extinguished by the Waterloo Fire Department. There were no reported injuries.
The day after the party, officials with Wilfrid Laurier University released a statement condemning the student gathering.
Const. Andre Johnson said police are still searching for others who were involved.
"The potential for harm or danger during this incident was great. We are continuing to investigate to find and locate all those who were responsible for this fire," said Const. Johnson.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police or CrimeStoppers.