A Niagara Region man is facing multiple charges in connection with nine arson incidents in Fort Erie.
Police allege the man set fire to eight mailboxes over several weeks and a barn near the intersection of Ridgemount Road and Bertie Street on June 15.
“The barn contained only hay and no persons or livestock were injured as a result,” a Niagara Regional Police spokesperson said in a release.
Damage to the structure is estimated to be about $50,000.
The 25-year-old from Fort Erie is also facing charges for allegedly harassing a property owner on a repeated basis by having left offensive messages in five mailboxes, according to police.
In all, the accused is facing 15 charges — nine for arson, five for mischief and a single harassment offence.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information can reach out to Niagara Police.