Police Arrest Man After Hilton Arson

Police have arrested a man following a suspicious fire at Hilton and an attempted arson at O’Halloran Hill yesterday morning.

Just before 2.30am on Thursday 7 March, emergency services were called to a veterinary clinic on Sir Donald Bradman Drive after reports of a fire.

Two men were seen to approach the building and smash the front window and shortly after a fire started inside the property.

The two men ran from the scene and were last seen heading north on Clarence Street.

Fire crews have been able to extinguish the fire but extensive damage has been caused to the building. Fortunately there were no animals in the clinic at the time.

About 7.30am on Thursday 7 March, a Molotov cocktail was located near the building of a veterinary hospital at O’Halloran Hill. Fortunately the bottle did not break and no damage was caused.

Following an investigation, on Thursday 7 March, Detectives searched a property at Mawson Lakes and a pizza bar at Kidman Park. A 33-year-old man from Mawson Lakes has been arrested and charged with unlawful threats and two counts of arson. He was refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today, Friday 8 March.

The incidents are not believed to be random and the investigations remain ongoing.

Anyone with dash cam footage or information that may assist with the investigation is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers. You can anonymously provide information to Crime Stoppers online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au or free call 1800 333 000.

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