Man wanted after breaking into home and spraying family with fire extinguisher

Dec 18 2018, 6:57 pm

A man is wanted following a break and enter in Toronto’s east end.

According to Toronto police, on Friday, December 14, at 10:11 pm, officers responded to a damage call in the Victoria Park Avenue and Crescent Town Road area.

It is alleged that a man entered an apartment building and stole a fire extinguisher. He then used the extinguisher to spray all over a hallway in the building.

Police say the man broke into a residence, where a woman was home with her two children.

He allegedly went to the entrance of the bedroom and sprayed her and the children before fleeing the building.

Police have identified the man as 32-year-old Joshua Lenz of Edmonton.

Lenz is wanted for:

1. Assault with a Weapon
2. Break and Enter Commit
3. Two counts of Mischief Under
4. Theft Under

He is described as 5’11”, 165 lbs., with short light brown hair, a light beard, and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of a spider web on his right hand. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, a grey puffy jacket, dark pants with a white stripe down the side, and light-coloured footwear.

He is believed to be violent and dangerous. If located, do not approach, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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