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Arson investigation,
Bathurst Street and Bloor Street West area,
Several garbage fires set

Broadcast time: 08:56
Monday, September 3, 2018

14 Division

Case #: 2018-1623126

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a series of garbage fires set in the Bloor Street West and Bathurst Street area.

On Sunday, September 2, 2018, between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., a male suspect set fire to garbage left out for collection in the area bounded by Harbord Street to the south, Bloor Street to the north, Bathurst Street to the east and Palmerston Street to the west. A motorcycle was also set on fire.

The male suspect targeted addresses with large garbage items such as doors, sofas and mattresses.

The suspect is described as white, 6’, between 20 and 30. He was wearing blue jeans and a grey-and-blue top.

If anyone witnessed this incident, or has information, please contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, 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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Gary Long, Corporate Communications, for Detective Kevin Cote, 14 Division