I went to the courthouse today and got a Justice of the Peace to sign a Form 2 Order of Examination under the Mental Health Act. I wrote out a history of what has been happening here with the repeated fires in her apartment. The Justice of the Peace agreed there was a significant risk of harm to herself and others and signed the papers. Then I had to go to the Police station for them to make a warrant for her apprehension. That was around 3 pm this afternoon.
The police just showed up and have taken her away. Happily she was not drunk and agreed to go with them. In the middle of all this her daughter showed up. The daughter who wants nothing to do with any of this. So she translated and our little lady happily went off with the police --- while her daughter stayed behind.
So we will see what happens. They can keep her in the hospital for evaluation for up to 72 hours. Hopefully they will see enough problems that they will determine she cannot live on her own and needs to live in supportive housing.
I tell you, many people in the building will sleep better tonight knowing she is not in the building.
It seems there are a few other mental health problems that she has caused so if the assessment does not get her out of her apartment we are working our way towards creating the paper trail for an eviction.
Thanks to AGuest and others who replied to the first thread.