Police investigating arson incidents in Lindsay

Police are investigating following arson incidents at two different homes on a Lindsay street this week.

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, the OPP and Kawartha Lakes Fire Services were called to a residence on Hutton Street in Lindsay for a fire on the porch of a residence shortly after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 16)

“At that time, it was deemed non-suspicious in nature,” reads a media release.

Officers were called to a second home on the street shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 17) after residents were awoken by a loud banging noise.

“A male was observed at the rear of the residence who had smashed out a basement window and set a fire which was extinguished by the home owner,” reads a media release.

“The male fled the area, towards Dobson Street and was last seen on a bicycle heading toward the Kawartha Trans-Canada Trail.”

Investigators are asking residents in the area with video surveillance to review footage around the time of these incidents to help identify a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 705-324-5252 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8499) or www.khcrimestoppers.com

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