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Arrest made in vandalism to vehicles investigation,
Ahmad Zafar, 28

Broadcast time: 17:45
Saturday, September 29, 2018

55 Division

Case #: 2018-9032202

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in an investigation into vehicles being vandalized in the Leslieville area.

Since Sunday, July 1, 2018, 60 reports of damage to vehicles have been reported to police. In most of these reports, tires have been cut or punctured. These incidents have occurred in the evening to early morning. Many of these incidents, but not all, have occurred on Wednesday night to Thursday mornings.

See previous release.

On Friday, September 28, at 9 p.m., Ahmad Zafar, 28, of Toronto was arrested by the Central South District - Major Crime Unit in Leslieville.

He has been charged with:

1. Seventy-eight counts of Mischief/Damage to Property - not exceeding $5000

He was scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Old City Hall, at 10 a.m.

Police are appealing to anyone in the Leslieville area, who may have not yet reported a similar incident of vandalism to their vehicle, to please contact police at 416-808-5500, 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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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Andrei Pershin, Central South District - Major Crime Unit