Woman charged with arson

Woman charged with arson

On Sunday, following an arson investigation, North Bay Police were dispatched to a multi-unit residential building on the 400 block of Nipissing Street, where a female resident was arrested.

Sarah Maria Madsen, age 26, of North Bay was charged with:

  • One count of arson;
  • One count of possession of marijuana; and
  • Four counts of breach of probation.

It is alleged that the accused set fire to garbage within her residential unit shortly before police arrived on the evening of Sunday, February 5th, 2017. Police seized a small quantity of marijuana following a search of her person after she was arrested.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.