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Man charged in Arson investigation,
Kingslake Road and Lisburn Crescent area



Broadcast time: 16:30
Saturday, October 20, 2018

32 Division
416-808-3200

Case #: 2018-1908535


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

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 4:37 a.m., officers responded to a call for a fire in the Kingslake Road and Lisburn Crescent area.

It is reported that:

- a telephone box, located in the vicinity, was on fire

Investigators have identified eight other calls for a fire in various locations over a period of five months.

These locations include:

- Godstone Road
- Esterbrooke Avenue
- Allenbury Gardens

Andrew Kleemiss, 50, of Toronto, has been arrested. He is charged with:

1. Seven counts of Arson Causing Property Damage
2. Arson Disregard for Human Life
3. Break and Enter with Intent

He is scheduled to appear in Old City Hall court on Sunday, October 21, 2018, room 101.

Toronto Police Central North District Criminal Investigations Bureau continues to work with Toronto Fire Service to identify other fire locations which may have been caused by the accused. Any member of the community with additional information is encouraged to contact Police at 33 and 32 Divisions.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Gary Long, Corporate Communications, for Detective Matthew Routh, 32 Division