Two days ago an alleged assault of a man and his dog in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood led to a police pursuit by car into the Moore Park area, and continued with more alleged assaults, a reported collision with a fire truck, and a foot chase in North York’s Parkwoods area.
The wide-ranging drama ended with the arrest of a 34-year-old man who faces numerous charges, according to a police statement today.
The incident was reported on May 9 by Streeter in Don Valley Daily Updates when all that was known, based on police Twitter messages, was the last part of the story taking place at about 1:30 p.m. near Victoria Park Avenue and Ellesmere Road.
Now police are reporting it had all begun about two-and-a-half hours earlier when a man was reported to have assaulted a 34-year-old man and a dog in the residential Glenavy and Glazebrook avenue area, near Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.
The perpetrator was said to have fled in a white Volkswagen Jetta.
Police responding to the call caught sight of the car and pursued it south until losing it near St. Clair Avenue East and Mt. Pleasant Road, police said.
The next word of the car came with a report it crashed into a fence near Parkwoods Village Drive and Victoria Park Avenue, where the driver allegedly got out and assaulted another man with a belt.
Driving further south on Victoria Park, he allegedly struck a fire truck responding to a radio call, assaulted a firefighter and fled on foot.
Police report they were then able to find him and an arrest was made.
Aliasghar Behrouzi, 26, of Toronto faces 10 charges including two counts of assault, two counts of assault causing bodily harm, injuring an animal, and resisting arrest.
He appeared in court on May 10.
Investigators are asking anyone in the area with dash cam video or cell phone video to contact polioce.