Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 

File: 23-22528 

Victoria, BC – One person was arrested on Sunday evening as a result of an investigation into a series of arsons that occurred earlier this summer in Victoria and Saanich. 

Edwin Singh, 42 years old, was arrested after a lengthy investigation by Major Crime Unit Detectives. Singh has been charged with four counts of arson relating to the following incidents: 

June 23 – 2500-block Government Street – A vehicle was set on fire at a rental business causing considerable damage to a vehicle. An officer who was driving by noticed the fire and was able to quickly extinguish it. 

July 12 – 2300-block Government Street – Items in a loading area of a business were set on fire. 

July 12 – 2500-block Government Street – A vehicle was set on fire at a dealership, causing significant damage to several vehicles.  

August 16 – 700-block Tolmie Avenue (Saanich) – Items in a loading zone area were set on fire. 

While no one was injured in any of these fires, they resulted in significant damage to property. 

Further details about this investigation cannot be shared at this time as the matter is now before the courts. 


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