Woman, 37, charged in connection with assault investigation in Toronto: police

A logo at the Toronto Police Services headquarters, in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The Toronto Police Service has identified the woman whose dismembered body was found in a plastic bag in the city's Leslieville neighbourhood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov. CKL

A 37-year-old woman from Richmond Hill has been charged in connection with an assault investigation in Toronto, police say.

In a press release, Toronto police said on Tuesday at around 10 a.m., officers received a report of an assault in the Yonge Street and Churchill Avenue area.

Police said a 36-year-old woman was walking when an unknown woman allegedly picked up a large rock and threw it at her.

“She then also threw a water bottle at her,” police said in the release.

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According to officers, the woman called police and the suspect was arrested.

Police said the 36-year-old woman was taken to hospital, but was later released.

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Officers said 37-year-old Alexandra Shvarts of Richmond hill has been charged with assault and assault with a weapon.

Police said the accused appeared in court on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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