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Man charged with throwing Molotov cocktail into Richmond home now before courts

Maximino Dauz has been in custody since he was arrested in April.
The suspected arsonist allegedly targeted a home in this area of the South Arm neighbourhood in March.

A suspected arsonist appeared before Richmond Provincial Court for allegedly targeting the same Richmond home twice in two days.

Maximino Dauz had allegedly set fire to a garage door of a home in the South Arm neighbourhood on March 29. The homeowner was able to extinguish the fire, according to police.

Dauz then allegedly returned to the home the next day and threw a “Molotov cocktail” inside, which the police said failed to ignite.

Richmond Mounties reviewed video surveillance and subsequently arrested and held Dauz in custody, after spotting who they believed to be the individual committing the alleged offences.

He had also allegedly told a police officer that he would cause death or bodily harm to the homeowner.

Dauz faces ten charges that include arson, the possession of incendiary material, an incendiary device or explosive substance, and mischief endangering life.

He appeared before the Richmond Provincial Court this morning via video conference, but the session was adjourned so his counsel could get instructions from him.

Dauz is scheduled to appear again before the court next Friday.