Nova Scotia

New Glasgow woman, 41, charged with multiple counts of arson, mischief

A New Glasgow, N.S., woman is facing multiple charges of arson and mischief. The cases go back to early last year.

Incidents happened over 18-month period since last year

New Glasgow has dealt with a rash of suspicious fires over the last 18 months, including one at this vacant residence. A woman has been charged with nine counts of arson and three cases of mischief in connection to fires in the area. (New Glasgow Regional Police)

Police in New Glasgow, N.S., have charged a 41-year-old Pictou County woman with seven counts of arson, two counts of arson with disregard for human life, and three counts of mischief.

There have been a series of suspicious fires in the New Glasgow and Trenton areas going back to 2020.

According to a news release from New Glasgow police, the woman was arrested at her home on Stewart Street in New Glasgow early Saturday.

Police were carrying out a search warrant in connection with arson investigations.

The charges come as a result of 10 separate investigations involving five vacant and two occupied residences, one business and three properties.

The fires occurred between Jan. 5, 2020 and July 7, 2021.

The woman has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou provincial court on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-4752-1941. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.