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Man arrested in Mischief investigation,
Pavithran Tharmapalan, 25, facing 15 charges

Broadcast time: 16:05
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

55 Division

Case #: 2019-980559

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in multiple Mischief investigations.

It is alleged that:

- on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, a man was driving a black Mercedes-Benz when he drove into numerous businesses and storefronts across the GTA

- these locations included a place of worship, banks, dealerships, and a community centre

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at approximately 4:20 a.m., Police arrested a 25-year-old man in the McLevin Avenue and Tapscott Road area

Pavithran Tharmapalan, 25, of Pickering, was charged with:

1) 11 counts of Mischief Over $5000
2) three counts of Mischief Under $5000
3) Fail to Stop for Police/Pursuit

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, 10 a.m., room 501.

He is also facing charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

The black Mercedes-Benz was located and seized.

Investigators are appealing for security or dash camera video and any other information in relation to this investigation to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to 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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable David DeLima, 55 Division