Windsor Woman Facing Arson Charges

Monday March 22nd, 2021

Posted at 3:26pm

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Police have arrested and charged a Windsor woman following a number of fires in Downtown Windsor.

Firefighters and police were called to the 600 block of Victoria Avenue around 5:30am on Saturday March 20th for a report of a fire near a garbage bin. Police arrived and extinguished the fire.

Police and fire were called fifteen minutes later to the 500 block of Bruce Avenue for a report of a couch on fire in the area that had been left out as garbage. Officers canvassed the area for possible video surveillance and witnesses.

While officers were investigating the other two recently reported fires, at approximately 5:50 am, officers were called to a third report of a possible fire in the 500 block of Janette Avenue. It was reported that someone was at a residence and flames were seen flickering.

Police investigated and obtained a description of a suspect.

An officer searching the area located a person matching the description on Wyandotte Street West, between
Caron Avenue and Janette Avenue. The suspect was arrested.

Beth Westwood, a 27 year old female from Windsor, is charged with three counts of arson.

Police say the Arson Unit is actively investigating the incidents and are asking anyone in the area with surveillance cameras to check the footage for possible evidence.

Police are also investigating several recent arsons throughout the city but they say at this time each fire is still being investigated individually. They say officers are reviewing the evidence from each case to determine if any of the incidents may be related.

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