[TPS] – Explosion in apartment unit, 105 West Lodge Avenue, Man, 43, and woman, 53, charged

In Writing (all kinds) on February 19, 2017 at 1:03 PM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Explosion in apartment unit, 105 West Lodge Avenue, Man, 43, and woman, 53, charged

Sunday, February 19, 201711:50 AM
11 Division

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two arrests in an investigation into an explosion in an apartment unit of a residential high-rise building.

It is alleged that:

– on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 15:16 p.m., police received several calls for an explosion at 105 West Lodge Avenue

– members of the public reported that they had observed a significant blast in one of units on the top floor

– there was significant property damage in the apartment unit and at ground level there was a large debris field in the centre of the West Lodge apartment complex

– a man and a woman inside the premises received non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital

– as a result of the investigation, it was determined that the cause of the explosion was related to the mishandling of combustibles for the production of drug derivatives

– the injured were the occupants of the unit

– there were no other injuries

Rachelle Moore, 53, and Ararat Abryamyan, 43, both of Toronto, have been arrested. They have each been charged with:

1) Negligent Arson
2) Common Nuisance
3) Possession of Schedule II substance
4) Production of Schedule II substance

They are scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1100, 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.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Stephanie Paraskevopulos, 11 Division

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