RCMP charge Nova Scotia man in arson investigation

Cheticamp, Nova Scotia – Cheticamp RCMP is investigating an arson that occurred on Hache Rd. in Cheticamp.

On December 11 at 9:50 p.m., the Cheticamp RCMP, Cheticamp Volunteer Fire Department and EHS responded to the scene of a boat that was on fire at a local business. The investigation determined that the fire was deliberately set.

Blaze Anthony Basker, 46, of Inverness, was arrested at the scene. He was held in custody overnight and appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court the following morning. Basker is charged with Arson and Failure to Comply with Conditions. He was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on January 19, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Arson Fire
(File Photo) Arson Fire

No one was injured as a result of the fire and the investigation is ongoing. The Cheticamp RCMP has been assisted by RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the Provincial Fire Marshal’s Office.

Anyone with information on the arson is asked to contact Cheticamp RCMP at 902-224-2050. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File # 20201805918

Cheticamp RCMP

Nova Scotia RCMP

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