Police say a man has been arrested on charges of arson and mischief after two Conservative federal election signs were torched in North Saanich.

The 39-year-old Duncan man was taken into custody Monday near West Saanich Road, according to Sidney-North Saanich RCMP.

He’s accused of setting fire to two signs on West Saanich Road – one near Willingdon Road, and another near McTavish Road.

Officers discovered a propane torch next to the man’s car and a propane tank inside the car.

The unnamed suspect has been released from custody pending his next court appearance.

Robert Boyd is the Conservative candidate for Saanich-Gulf Islands, the electoral district the signs were set ablaze in.