Toronto police have identified the man arrested Friday evening in connection with a string of car tires slashed in Leslieville.
55 Division issued a public safety alert yesterday, warning local residents that 60 cases of vandalism to vehicles were reported in the area of Gerrard St. E. to Eastern Ave., and Boulton Ave. to Marjory Ave., since July 1.
Multiple residents told the Star they were angry and frustrated at the repeated slashings. Several had their tires cut more than once.
Ahmad Zafar, 28, of Toronto was arrested Friday at 9 p.m. and was charged with 78 counts of mischief/damage to property not exceeding $5,000. He appeared in court Saturday at 10 a.m.
Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas