Man charged after Conservative signs torched in North Saanich
An election campaign sign for Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative candidate Robert Boyd was burned by a man with a propane torch, according to police. Oct. 13, 2015. (CTV Vancouver Island)
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.