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Man, 34, charged in Arson investigation,
Yonge Street and Belsize Drive area

Broadcast time: 11:06
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

53 Division

Case #: 2018-458229

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in an Arson investigation.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 12:29 a.m., officers responded to a call for a fire in the Yonge Street and Belsize Drive area.

It is alleged that:

- a man made threats to cause a fire and harm some pets

- he set fire to the apartment, causing the death of some pets

- he then barricaded himself inside the apartment

Bradley Oliver, 34, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) Arson Having Disregard for Human Life
2) Arson Causing Property Damage
3) Uttering Threats to Cause Property Damage
4) Uttering Threats to Harm Animals
5) Kill, Maim or Wound Animals
6) Mischief Over $5000
7) Assault

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 2 p.m., room 501.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Aaron Dennis, 53 Division