The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating two fires in St. John's Tuesday night and this morning.
Around 4:14 a.m. this morning, police officers and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on Aldershot Street.
Arson investigators and Forensic Identification Section members were called to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Around 9:15 p.m.Tuesday, members of the RNC and St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on Tessier Place.
RNC fire investigators and members of the Forensic Identification Section were called to the scene.
Police say fire damage was confined to one residence. That investigation is also ongoing.
The RNC responded to 189 incidents over a 24-hour period between early Tuesday morning and this morning. Fifty-nine of these calls occurred overnight.
Among them, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, RNC officers responded to a report of a break and entry in progress at a residence on Mount Royal Avenue in St. John’s.
A 31- year-old man was arrested for break and entry, possession of break and entry tools and breaches of court orders. He was held in custody until a court appearance.
Around 10:20 p.m., officers arrested a 45-year-old man in a home in Torbay after he breached an emergency protection order. He was held in custody until a court appearance.
A 50-year-old woman was also arrested for shoplifting from a St. John’s business. She was released to appear in court at a later date.