Alleged arsonist arrested in Terrace, B.C.

Terrace RCMP say neighbours helped then with information leading to the arrest of a 38-year-old man

  • Oct. 31, 2016 8:00 p.m.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with two counts of arson in connection with two vehicles deliberately set on fire on October 26th on Old Lakelse Lake Dr.

The public were able to provide police with the information needed to make an arrest. The neighbours really pulled together to help us in this incident, says Const. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP.

Terrace RCMP were called to a residence in a trailer court on the 3600 block of Old Lakelse Lake Dr. shortly after midnight.

A white Chevrolet Suburban parked in a driveway had its rear passenger tire fully engulfed in flames. Police retrieved a fire extinguisher from the police vehicle and second from the home owner and managed to put the fire out.

Shortly after 2 a.m., the same day, police were called back to the residence when a report was received that the same man responsible for the fire earlier in the night was lurking around the property.

Upon arriving police observed a green 2003 Ford Windstar parked in neighbouring unit fully engulfed in flames.

The homeowner was evacuated and Thornhill Fire Department attended and put the fire out.

Investigation led police to a nearby unit and a 38-year-old man was arrested.

Constant Lavoi has been charged with two counts of arson and remains in custody. He was on probation at the time of this incident.

If you have information about crime, contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at or by texting keyword TERRACE followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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