Woman charged with arson after home and truck fire in Oshawa

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Published July 10, 2024 at 8:51 am

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A 52-year-old woman faces arson charges after a truck and house were lit on fire in Oshawa.

Police responded to a call for an armed person in the Park Road South and Quebec Street area around 2 a.m. on July 4, Durham Regional Police said in a press release.

The person sprayed flammable fluids on a vehicle and residence before igniting both and causing significant damage, police said.

Fire crews successfully extinguished the fires.

Police officers found a suspect a short distance away and took the person into custody without incident.

There were no physical injuries reported, police said.

Police said this was an isolated incident and there are no concerns for public safety.

Seandelle Monkhouse, 52, from Oshawa is charged with arson causing damage to property, mischief over $5,000, and three counts of arson with disregard for human life.

She was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Const. Thompson of Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2235.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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