Surrey RCMP have charged a 51 year old South Asian man in relation to a slew of arsons last week in the Newton area.
The fires all started between 9:30 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. last Thursday. Many of the fires began in garbage cans and the last one took place in a dumpster behind a fast food restaurant on King George Avenue.
According to the Surrey RCMP, officers responded to the restaurant and quickly gathered enough evidence to identify a suspect and then officers dispersed throughout the area and patrolled for the suspect, who was located and arrested at a nearby bus stop.
Surrey resident Balveer Singh Boparai has since been charged with five counts of arson causing damage to property. He has been released from custody following a court appearance.