On Tuesday September 19, 2023, at approximately 06:35 a.m., the Leamington detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Leamington Fire Services responded to a structure fire at an address on Wigle Street south of Mill Street East in the Municipality of Leamington.
All occupants were evacuated by firefighters safely, no injuries were reported.
The investigation determined that unknown(s) attended the property and intentionally set fire to the residence.
The Essex County OPP Crime Unit with the assistance of the OPP Forensic Identification Services is continuing to investigate this incident.
It is believed the suspect(s) left the scene travelling southbound on Wigle Street from Mill Street East. Police are asking residents in the area to check their security cameras for any suspect(s) or vehicle(s) around the time of this incident, and to contact the Essex County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can submit an online tip to www.catchcrooks.com or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, where you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
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