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Arrest made in attempted kidnapping investigation,
Finch Avenue West and Pearldale Avenue area



Broadcast time: 19:05
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Unit: 31 Division
Phone: 416-808-3104
Case #: 2021-955665


The Toronto Police would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a kidnapping investigation.

On Sunday May 23, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for an attempted kidnapping in the area of Finch Ave W and Pearldale Ave.

It is alleged that:

- a woman in her 30s was walking in the Pearldale Plaza parking lot

- the accused approached her and began a brief conversation

- the accused then grabbed the woman and tried to force her into his vehicle, but she was able to get away

- the accused then fled in a white Honda Civic, an image is attached

On Monday, May 24, 2021, Diavion Henningham, 21 of Brampton, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Kidnapping

He will appear virtually at Toronto North Court on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 10 a.m., in room 306.

Investigators believe that there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, 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 or Google Play.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Candy Graham, 31 Division




Arrest made in attempted kidnapping investigation,
Finch Avenue West and Pearldale Avenue area



Vehicle used in incident.
Above: Vehicle used in incident.