Witnesses sought following tow truck fire

Investigators with the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses following a suspicious tow truck fire in Whitchurch-Stouffville.

On Monday, January 18, 2021, at approximately 9:15 p.m., York Regional Police was called to a residence on Highway 48, in the area of Bethesda Side Road, in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville for a report of a tow truck on fire.

When officers arrived, they found a vehicle in the driveway fully engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished by Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services and the damage was estimated at $150,000. Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, or anyone with residential video surveillance that captured any suspicious activity, to come forward.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS.

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