RCMP arrest four people for Digby arsons

RCMP arrest four people for Digby arsons

September 22, 2018, Digby County, Nova Scotia . . . Digby RCMP has arrested four people in connection with recent arsons that occurred in Digby County. The arrests are related to fires that were set to abandoned buildings earlier this month, and a grass fire in July.

On September 14, RCMP arrested a 17-year-old male youth from Doucetteville and 20-year-old Andrew Wayne Gosson of Plympton Station for Arson. This was in relation to a fire at a building on Doucetteville Rd. earlier that same evening. Subsequent investigation determined that the 17-year-old and another man, 22-year-old Blake Joseph Potter from Plympton intentionally set another structure fire in Doucetville on September 1. Potter was arrested on September 17. RCMP officers then determined that 21-year-old Ryan James Robicheau of Plympton was responsible for lighting a grass fire in Plympton Station on July 8. He was arrested on September 20.

Gosson, Potter and Robicheau were released from police custody on conditions and are scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial Court on December 10. The youth was also released and is scheduled to appear in Digby Youth Justice Court on September 24.

The RCMP was assisted by the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal and the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry with these investigations.

Police continue to investigate several fires that they feel have been intentionally set. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Digby RCMP at 902-245-2579. Please quote File# 20181384308. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.