Emergency: 911 General Inquiries: (519) 344-8861

Arson – Richard Street – Update


Broadcast Time:    9:00am                Date: 14 November 2023


The Sarnia Police Service have laid criminal charges as a result of a deliberate arson, in relation to a fence which was set on fire. This fire expanded and caused damage to the adjacent residence.

Craig Caughlin, who is 48 years of age, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Arson – Damage to Property CC 434
  • Mischief Over $5000 CC 430(3)
  • Fail to Comply with a Probation Order CC 733.1(1)

Caughlin was initially arrested on outstanding warrants. A subsequent investigation led to the additional charges.

Caughlin was held in police custody overnight and is scheduled to have a bail hearing this morning in relation to these matters.





Staff Sergeant I. Skinn #166

Community Response Division

Tel: 519-344-8861

Email: 166@police.sarnia.on.ca

Scroll to Top