Machete-Wielding Oakville Man Charged With Arson


A 21-year-old Oakville man is facing charges after allegedly starting a fire then greeting police with a machete and mask.

Halton police were sent to a call on Aug. 28 around 3 a.m. near Upper Middle Rd. and Dorval Dr. for a report of two trees on fire.  

That’s where they found the masked suspect, armed with a 15-inch machete.

The man was safely arrested and booked in Oakville.

Darrian Wilson is charged with arson, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, disguise with intent, and mischief under $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Det. Bill Marshall at 2 District’s criminal investigations bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2219 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

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