Arson Investigation at PISE/Camosun College

In the early morning hours of November 25, 2018 Saanich Police, along with Saanich Fire, attended the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence (PISE) where it was discovered the building had been broken into and fires intentionally set. Saanich Fire were successful in extinguishing the fires; however, significant damage did occur. The total value of damages is unknown at this time.

The initial investigation by Saanich Police officers located further buildings that had been entered on the adjacent Camosun College Interurban campus, and further damage having occurred within.

While the area was contained by police, a 30 year old man from Victoria, BC, believed to be responsible, was located and has been arrested in relation to this investigation.

Several counts of break and enter, arson, mischief and theft are being recommended, and at this time the individual remains in Saanich Police custody.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investgation further details will not be released at this time.

Cst Matt CAWSEY #183

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