ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH – On Friday, April 7, 2017, at approximately 11:48 pm, members of the Nottawasaga Detachment, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were called to the scene of a fire involving the Walmart on Dunham Drive in Alliston, Town of New Tecumseth.
On the arrival of New Tecumseth Fire, members located the fire in the central area of the large commercial structure and extinguished it. Investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshall attended as well as members from the OPP Forensic Identification Unit. The business will remain closed to the public for an undetermined amount of time.
Employees of the Walmart were able to identify the suspect who started the fire, leading to the arrest of a 15-year-old female at the scene. Police have charged the youth with Arson.
She was released on a Promise to Appear with a surety and will attend a future court date at the Bradford Court of Justice.