Vandalism rampage spreads as bus shelters smashed across GTA
This bus shelter on Morningside Avenue was one of several that was smashed during a vandalism spree early Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
Matthew Coutts, CTV Toronto
Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:19AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:21PM EDT
Police are looking for suspects after sixteen glass bus shelters in Scarborough and thirteen in Pickering and Ajax were smashed over the long weekend.
Toronto police said they were alerted to the spate of destruction in Scarborough shortly after midnight and found shelters destroyed along Sheppard Avenue, from Morningside Avenue to McCowan Road.
It appears the glass shelter walls were destroyed with a projectile, but police were unable to say whether the weapon was a rock, firearm or something else.
The windows of one TTC bus were also destroyed in the spree, police said.
Investigators from the Scarborough area said they received reports of a silver car in the area, but are still working on identifying suspects.
Similar vandalism in Durham
Durham Regional Police said in a statement that the damage in Pickering occurred in the area of Oklahoma Drive near Whites Road, as well as Kingston Road between Fairport and Brock Roads.
In Ajax, the incidents were reported in the area of Harwood Avenue and Bayly Street then southbound to Lake Driveway.
Durham police said the damages occurred between the evening of August 31, 2012 and the early morning of September 3, 2012.
Toronto police will be teaming up with Durham Regional Police to investigate the incidents. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Detective Mark Price at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1924.