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Man, 22, charged with assault on Parking Enforcement Officer,
Portland Street and King Street West area



Broadcast time: 13:18
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

14 Division
416-808-1400

Case #: 2017-1655193


The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in an investigation into an Assault on a Parking Enforcement Officer.

It is alleged that:

- on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a Parking Enforcement officer was issuing parking tickets in the Portland Street and Queen Street West area.

- a man, 22, became upset with the Parking Enforcement Officer after being issued a ticket and proceeded to follow him as he drove away

- the man then accelerated his vehicle at a high rate of speed, driving in oncoming traffic through busy downtown streets, and chased the Parking Enforcement Officer down in the Portland Street and King Street West area

- the Parking Enforcement Officer was cornered at a traffic light

- the man then threw a full cup of coffee at the Parking Enforcement Officer, hitting him in the face

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Omar Darkhabani, 22, of Oakville, was arrested.

He is charged with:

1) Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
2) Assault a peace officer with a weapon

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Monday, October 16, 2017, 11 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Kevin Cote, 14 Division