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Man arrested for making obscene comments,
Tristan Warkentin, 28, now charged

Broadcast time: 12:05
Thursday, June 6, 2019

52 Division

Case #: 2019-1026506

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

On Monday, June 3, 2019, officers became involved in a mischief investigation that had occurred at 11:10 p.m., the previous night, in the University Avenue and Fronts Street West area.

It is alleged that:

- a reporter had asked a man to comment regarding the Raptors win

- he was advised it would be broadcast on live TV

- during the interview he uttered profane phrases

- he then ran away

Tristan Warkentin, 28, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Mischief - Interfere with Lawful Operation of Property

He will appear in court at Old City Hall on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 11 a.m., in room 111.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications