2018-02-07

Breaking: Bridgewater Police arrest man for King Street blaze in October



An arrest has been made in the case of the devastating fire back in October that took place in downtown Bridgewater.

Member of the Bridgewater Police Service patrol and general investigation section arrested a 24-year-old man from Greenfield, Queens County on January 31st.

Adrian Thomas Hunt of Medway River Road in Greenfield was formally charged with arson and break and enter in relation to the fire on King St., and released on $500 bail with a long list of conditions imposed by Judge Timothy Landry on February 1.

The tall, bearded Hunt sat quietly while the list of conditions were read in Bridgewater Provincial Court.

The large-framed 24-year-old is schedule to appear March 21 to enter a plea to the charges.

Police said the arrest came as the result of a lengthy investigation along with information from the public.

Bridgewater's acting police chief, Scott Feener, told LighthouseNOW, that Hunt is alleged to have broke into a computer repair centre.

Police are not releasing information about how the fire began as the investigation is ongoing. Feener said it's possible there may be some additional arrests down the road.

The October 22 fire damaged a number of King Street businesses, including a wholesale store, a marijuana dispensary, a tattoo shop, and a Rogers outlet.

Twelve fire departments, including ones from as far away as Chester and Liverpool, were brought in to the battle the blaze that lasted into the early morning hours.

The Bridgewater Police Service said they wish to express appreciation to the numerous cooperating agencies involved in the investigation, as well as to the community for the many tips that were provided.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call the Bridgewater Police Service or Crime Stoppers.

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