Advertisement

Toronto police investigating string of arson and mischief incidents in city’s east end

A Toronto police cruiser is seen in this file photo.
A Toronto police cruiser is seen in this file photo. Don Mitchell / Global News

Toronto police are investigating a string of arson and mischief incidents on the city’s east side.

Officers say there have been five separate incidents in the Woodbine and Danforth area dating back to July 11.

Read more: Man charged with 2nd-degree murder after body found in Toronto east-end home

The most recent was on Wednesday evening, when someone allegedly set some trash on fire and fled on foot.

On Friday, police released a description of a 36-year-old man wanted in connection with the incidents, but said on Saturday that he is no longer wanted.

Police said they continue to investigate.

— With files from Global News’ Ryan Rocca

Story continues below advertisement
Click to play video 'Toronto’s new top cop, interim chief Jim Ramer, steps into the spotlight' Toronto’s new top cop, interim chief Jim Ramer, steps into the spotlight
Toronto’s new top cop, interim chief Jim Ramer, steps into the spotlight