Tips from Sun readers lead to G20 arrest

October 1

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Tips from Sun readers helped lead police to a suspect alleged to have caused about $100,000 damage during June’s G20 melee.

Charles Bicari, 19, of Montreal, is wanted for his alleged role in the mayhem during the Toronto protests.

His face was shown both masked and unmasked in the Sunday Sun. While Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux said detectives had some leads on his identity, a Sept. 19 story by reporter Ian Robertson got a reader to call in and confirm the suspect’s identity.

Bicari, who is alleged to have been involved in the burning of a police car at Bay and King Sts., is now believed to be hiding in B.C., Giroux said.

Police also arrested a B.C. activist who hid in plain sight, believing she hadn’t been identified after her alleged role in the G20 violence.

Surrey RCMP arrested Eva Botton, 29, who is alleged to have caused about $160,000 damage to buildings.

On Wednesday, George Horton, 22, was arrested in his hometown of Peterborough and charged with causing about $100,000 damage.

He allegedly was involved in an attack on a police cruiser while Staff-Sgt. Graham Queen was in the vehicle at Queen St. and Spadina Ave. The vehicle was destroyed in the attack.

Horton was also allegedly involved in damaging a CIBC branch and a Bell building and at Yonge and College Sts. removing interlocking bricks and tossing them at two store windows while customers were inside.

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