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Seth LUMLEY Facing Arson Charges

(Central Elgin) Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have arrested and charged a 20 year old London, ON. resident with arson after police responded to a travel trailer fire just after midnight on the 4th of December, 2020.

The call came in around 12:35 am with a report of a travel trailer fire in the area of Stone Church Rd, Central Elgin. Central Elgin Fire along with police responded to the call discovering that a mattress appeared to have been purposely set on fire next to travel trailer. The fire spread to the travel trailer causing extensive damage to the rear of the trailer. An estimate of damages has not yet been completed. It was also discovered that a book exchange box at the front of the property had also been purposely set on fire.

As a result of the investigation police have arrested and charged Seth LUMLEY, age 20 of London Ontario with;

  1. 2X Arson contrary to section 434 of the Criminal Code X2
  2. Fail to Comply with Release Order contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code.

LUMLEY remains in custody pending a show cause bail hearing.

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