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    Canada - LE seek help to identify arson suspect

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...lice-1.2642441

    Toronto LE seek help to identify suspect who set fire to multiple cars and a home with children inside.


    "Fire crews received a call at around 3:30 a.m. ET to 24 Burnham Dr. in the Mount Pleasant Road and St. Clair Avenue area for a car fire.
    A burned car at the scene of 20 Burnham

    Police look through the charred remains of a burned Audi in front of 20 Burnham on May 9. (Michael Cole/CBC)

    According to the Toronto Fire Services, when they arrived they found a car and house ablaze."

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    "TORONTO - Moore Park residents are shocked by the recklessness of an arsonist who set numerous cars and a house ablaze early Friday, leaving a trail of destruction in their midtown Toronto neighbourhood.

    Megan Flynn, 30, was awakened in the wee hours by a phone call alerting her that her Ford Focus was among the 10 vehicles damaged in the area of Bayview and Moore Aves.

    But she considers herself “lucky” — in part because only the backseat of her car was scorched, but more so because her vehicle was far from her apartment building.

    “It’s completely surreal,” Flynn said. “It took a good couple of hours for it to sink in that someone was walking around this neighbourhood, which is fabulous, just randomly setting cars on fire.”

    The flames in her car went out soon after the arsonist shut the door because of a lack of oxygen, so by the time she got to it there was just “smoke pouring out.”

    A series of fires were sparked in vehicles and in at least one garage on nearby Burnham Rd., where the flames spread to a home.

    “There were kids in that house, sleeping right above the garage,” Flynn said. “It’s just complete disregard for everything.”

    Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. Dan Sabadics said it’s believed the arsonist set the home’s attached garage ablaze after torching several cars on Burnham.

    “Luckily the residents got out,” he said."

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    http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/police-obt...pect-1.1820837
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    " The video shows a person of interest walking past residents, wearing a dark backpack, dark pants, a shirt and a baseball cap. Police say he has a distinct walk, and is seen holding what appears to be a cup or bottle in his left hand.

    Residents in the Bayview Avenue and Moore Avenue area were asked last week to check their vehicles for any signs of suspicion after 10 vehicles were damaged in seven separate fires in the area on May 9, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage"

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    bbm.

    http://www.mytowncrier.ca/arsonist-t...wn-street.html

    He just set my house on fire with my kids in it,” a shaken and crying Aurelie Bryce said about the still-at-large arsonist while surveying the house mid-morning. “I don’t know what comes next … I can’t tell my kids some crazy man set their house on fire.”

    Police say the arsonist, whom they have yet to identify, went through the neighbourhood checking for unlocked cars, and then setting them on fire.

    By late morning police were still receiving calls from residents finding their cars torched. At least 12 had been reported by noon.

    Det.-Sgt. Dan Sabadics told reporters in a news conference at 53 Division the arsonist entered unlocked cars and lit paper or clothes on fire, without using an accelerant. Damage was estimated to be in the six-figure range.

    Officers at the scene said they were provided with “good quality footage” of a potential suspect from surveillance camera at the Hasty Market at Bayview Avenue and Moore Avenue at about the time the arsons started.


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    The surveillance video... this person looks small to me, possibly quite young.
    Walks funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minou View Post
    The surveillance video... this person looks small to me, possibly quite young.
    Walks funny.
    is that video speeded up or is he/she really walking that fast? I can't get a handle on the gait because of the speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    is that video speeded up or is he/she really walking that fast? I can't get a handle on the gait because of the speed
    It's sped up for sure, just counting the video length and the seconds on the video itself.

    I seriously thought it was a kid, that was my first impression. Or a very short man. Since they seem to be saying it's a male.

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    UPDATE

    “The video has been released in the hopes that somebody in the public might recognize this party,” Det. Sgt. Daniel Sabadics told reporters Wednesday afternoon. “It is someone with purpose but also dynamic, and energetic, so to me I am categorizing it as a younger person or maybe it is an older person with a lot of energy and purpose. It is unique (the walk) and hopefully someone will recognize who it might be because a lot of us can recognize different gaits and walks with people we might now.”

    Read more: http://www.cp24.com/news/police-seek...#ixzz31iPjJZw2

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    Trying to figure out the walk in video, hard to see or say, but am reminded of someone wearing very heavy or wet shoes, that have to be sort of lifted to take the next step, if that makes any sense?

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    This happened very close to me, it was unsettling to say the least. This area is very upper middle class...and the variety store also broken into. I hope they can find this person! The 'walk' is strange, obviously in a hurry.... hopefully someone will recognize him.
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    I thought Det Sgt Sabadics did a great job at his press conference today - he was very forthcoming in what he knows and doesn't know - something today's savvy public wants from a savvy officer.

    I anticipate he will get much cooperation in the days/weeks to come. Good job!

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    Further to dotr's take on the walk, it also looks to me like his pants/jeans are a bit too long, possibly wet and flared. Also, to me, it looks like his left knee is a bit awkward (like mine is on rainy days when the old arthritis kicks in).

    I'm left-handed and I would carry a bottle/cup in my left hand. He's carrying the thing in his left hand.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland View Post
    I thought Det Sgt Sabadics did a great job at his press conference today - he was very forthcoming in what he knows and doesn't know - something today's savvy public wants from a savvy officer.

    I anticipate he will get much cooperation in the days/weeks to come. Good job!
    ITA!

    In this video with Det.Sgt Sabadics, he suggests poi might be between ages 20-30, he also reminds people in the GTA to lock car and garage doors and to report small fires of any sort.

    http://www.citynews.ca/2014/05/14/po...own-car-fires/

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    These arsons recently occurred in Vancouver, taking note here ..

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...ires-1.2720029


    " The first fire was set at about 4:30 p.m. PT at the Shenanigans Restaurant on Robson Street near Bute Street.
    The second was set at about 5:30 p.m. at a Starbucks on Davie Street near Thurlow Street.
    The third was started around 7:30 p.m. at the Subway on Mainland Street near Nelson Street.

    Nobody was injured in the fires and damage was minimal.

    Police say the description of the suspect in all three cases is the same:

    White.
    Mid- to late-20s.
    Medium build.
    Short, light-brown hair.
    Wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt."

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