Vistabella man charged with arson, granted bail

A 45-year-old unemployed man of Vistabella was granted $100,000 bail when he appeared before the Siparia Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, charged with arson.

He is expected to reappear in court on September 1st, 2020.

According to official police reports, Kyle Richards, of Hubert Ranch Street, Vistabella, San Fernando, was arrested and charged by PC Kunjal of the Oropouche Criminal Investigations Department (CID), on Monday 3rd August 2020.

The arrest reportedly came in connection with a report of arson in the district on Saturday 1st August 2020.

The TTPS release indicates that the victim reported to police that a man, who has relations with his daughter, allegedly was seen leaving her room after it was set ablaze.

The victim, with assistance of his neighbours, managed to extinguish the fire.

Cpl (Ag) Thompson and PCs Hosein and Kunjal responded to the report and launched enquiries, which led to a suspect surrendering to police at the Oropouche Police Station later that day.

The suspect, Kyle Richards was arrested immediately and charged with arson.