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Eight people charged in July 1st firework investigations,
Woodbine Beach



Broadcast time: 18:00
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021
Unit: 55 Division
Phone: 416-808-5500
Case #: 2021-1235946


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of numerous arrests after fireworks were allegedly fired at beach-goers and officers.

On Thursday July 1, 2021, between 9:30 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. many people attended Woodbine Beach on Lake Shore Boulevard East.

It is alleged that:

- officers were monitoring and patrolling the beach, in anticipation of large crowds

- officers observed individuals armed with fireworks shooting the fireworks into the crowds, as well as at officers and horses

- an officer was struck on the head. Thankfully, they were not injured


A 12-year-old boy and 17-year-old boy, of Toronto, were arrested and charged with:

1. Common Nuisance
2. Weapons Dangerous

They are scheduled to appear at court at 311 Jarvis Street on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9 a.m., room 1.


A 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Common Nuisance
2. Weapons Dangerous

He is scheduled to appear at court at 311 Jarvis Street on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 9 a.m., room 1.


A 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Common Nuisance
2. Weapons Dangerous
3. Fail to Comply – Release Order

They are scheduled to appear at court at 311 Jarvis Street on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9 a.m., room 1.


A 17-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Common Nuisance
2. Weapons Dangerous

They are scheduled to appear at court at 311 Jarvis Street on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9 a.m., room 1.


Marlon Neira, 20, of Toronto, and 17-year-old girl, from Brampton, were arrested and each charged with:

1. Common Nuisance
2. Weapons Dangerous

She was additionally charged with:

1. Possession of a Prohibited Device

He is scheduled to appear at court at College Park Courts on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 2 p.m., room 505.

She is scheduled to appear at court at 311 Jarvis Street on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9 a.m., room 1.


Jabri Boru, 19, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Common Nuisance
2. Weapons Dangerous

He is scheduled to appear at court at College Park Courts on Monday, August 23, 2021, 2 p.m., room 505.


It is not only illegal to set off fireworks in Toronto public parks and beaches but it is also extremely dangerous in crowds of people. Anyone caught doing so can be arrested and criminally charged. Officers are there to protect the public and keep people safe – firing fireworks at them or members of the public is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Police, along with City of Toronto Bylaw Enforcement Officers, will continue to patrol and monitor beaches, including Woodbine and Ashbridges Bay, enforcing against fireworks and any illegal activities.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Andy Johnstone, 55 Division