Man charged with arson, break-in at Hamilton barn


Published August 1, 2023 at 1:21 pm

A 22-year-old man from Hamilton has been arrested and charged with breaking into a barn and setting fire to the property, which caused an estimated $200,000 of damage. 

Hamilton police said the crime happened July 30. Officers responded to the barn fire at about 11:05 p.m. this past Sunday. 

It was reported yesterday that it happened at 970 Highway 6 in Flamborough. Police said today (Aug. 1) the crime happened in the area of Highway 6 and Concession Rd 6 E. in Flamborough.

Police said there was no one home at that time. They noted that there were no injuries and no animals in the barn.

“Investigation revealed evidence of a break and enter and the use of an accelerant,” it said in a press release.  

The 22-year-old man from Hamilton was arrested and charged with committing a break-and-enter offence and arson. Police did not name the suspect.

Those with any information on the crime are asked to call Det. Const. Shaun Fennessy at 905-540-3819.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips at

The Hamilton Fire Department said damage is estimated at $200,000.

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