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The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in an investigation into an Assault on a Parking Enforcement Officer.

It is alleged that:

  • on Friday, September 15, 2017, at approximately 12:15 a.m., a Parking Enforcement Officer was issuing parking tickets in the Maitland Street area
  • two men approached the Parking Enforcement Officer after being issued a ticket
  • the men berated the Parking Enforcement Officer, who responded by explaining the circumstances under which the ticket was issued, and continued with assigned duties
  • the men then got into a vehicle and began to follow the officer
  • as they drove by, one of the men threw a water bottle towards the Parking Enforcement Officer’s head
  • the men were last seen driving towards Jarvis Street

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Neal Anand, 34, of Toronto, was arrested.

He has been charged with:

1) Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Monday, November 6, 2017, 2 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.