Thursday, October 12, 2017

52 Division Town Hall Meeting - Wednesday November 1, 2017


Cram A Cruiser Food Drive in support of the Maxwell Meighen Centre - October 14, 2017 12pm - 4pm


Missing Boy, Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street, Sean Ndungu, 16


Missing Boy, Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street, Sean Ndungu, 16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:45 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing boy.

Sean Ndungu, 16, was last seen on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., in the area of Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street.

He is described as 5'9", 180 lbs., short curly black hair shaved on the sides, and brown eyes. He has piercings on both ears and nose. He is also known to wear eyeglasses. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue jean jacket, a pink baseball hat and black Michael Jordan sneakers with red highlights.

Police are concerned for his safety.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alex Wallace, 51 Division



Assistance sought identifying suspects in Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation, Yonge Street and Dundas Square, Security camera images released


Assistance sought identifying suspects in Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation, Yonge Street and Dundas Square, Security camera images released

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:36 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in regard to an ongoing assault investigation. 

It was reported that:

- on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 8:50 p.m., a 44-year-old man was standing at the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Dundas Square

- the man was violently assaulted by three suspects 

- the man was left lying unconscious on the roadway on Victoria Street

The suspects are described as:

1) white, early 20s, slim build, clean shaven, and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, black baseball cap with white logo on the front

2) black, 19-22, slim to medium build, and was last seen wearing a blue Toronto Blue Jays hat, khaki-coloured cargo shorts, black Nike t-shirt with “Nike” and square blue image on front, brown fanny pack worn across his shoulder, grey/blue running shoes, white socks

3) black, 19-22, slim build, and was last seen wearing a red baggy t-shirt, red baseball hat, dark-coloured jeans, grey shoes with white soles

Security camera images of the suspects have been released.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sean Thrush, 51 Division








Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Toronto Police Service LGBTQ-ISN Fundraiser for David Kelly Services - October 13, 2017


How To Report a Crime

Courtesy of the Downtown Yonge BIA

Body Worn Camera Project Update, TPS Partners with Fairness Commissioner & Hosts Public Forum


Body Worn Camera Project Update, TPS Partners with Fairness Commissioner & Hosts Public Forum, Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Toronto Police Service Headquarters, 2nd floor Auditorium

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:40 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

Since September 2016, after receiving approval from the Toronto Police Services Board to move forward with a Body-Worn Camera Project, the Toronto Police Service has been researching the best way forward based on the results of the 2015 Pilot Project.

Before seeking the assistance of a company through the Request for Proposals process, the Toronto Police Service has partnered with a Fairness Commissioner, William Mocsan, from HKA. This person has been brought on to oversee and provide advice on this large and complex process.

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Auditorium of Headquarters, the Service will be hosting its first Public Forum. Overseen by Inspector Michael Barsky and Mr. William Moscan, this meeting will provide interested parties with a high-level overview of the project. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and, if deemed appropriate by the Fairness Commissioner, responses will be provided by the TPS.

This session will also be live-streamed with further details being released on October 16, 2017. 

The Body-Worn Camera Project moves forward under a key principle of the Service’s modernization: to be actively accountable and trusted. To learn more about modernization, click here.

To learn more about the Project, click here, or updates are available on the MERX website.


Please note, for the safety of employees and visitors, all persons entering Toronto Police Service Headquarters must go through security screening. You are not required to submit to screening. You may leave at any time, but, if you do not consent to this screening, you will be denied entry. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Michael Barsky

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1 p.m., #Fraudchat: Cyber Security Awareness Month


Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1 p.m., #Fraudchat: Cyber Security Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:00 AM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7300

Canadians are among the highest users of internet-enabled computer technology. A priority of Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes is to make the public aware of issues of security and safety, and help Canadians stay safe from cyber threats. 

#Fraudchat is running a four-week series during Cyber Security Awareness Month, with our special guest, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Whatever your place of business, creating a culture of cyber security is essential. These chats will cover the following topics:

- Week 2, October 12: Cyber Security in the Workplace is Everyone's Business
- Week 3, October 19: Privacy Protection and the Internet of Things
- Week 4, October 26: Digital Citizenship in an Increasingly Digital World

To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply need to log on to Twitter from 1 p.m., to 2 p.m., and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as "Tweetdeck," which allows users to view tweets containing this hashtag separately, is also helpful in following the chat.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is an online program that seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Gail Regan (@ReganFCU), and Diane Kelly (@DKellyFCU) of TPS Financial Crimes, along with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (@Canantifraud).

For more information about #fraudchat, please contact the Financial Crimes Unit at 416-808-7300.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Peter Callaghan, Financial Crimes

Friday, October 06, 2017

Man, woman, sought in Fraud investigation, Over $400,000 transferred from victim's account, Security camera images of man, woman, released


Man, woman, sought in Fraud investigation, Over $400,000 transferred from victim's account, Security camera images of man, woman, released

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:08 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance identifying two people involved in a Fraud investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, June 29, 2017, a woman entered a financial institution

- using false identification, she posed as a client 

- she then gained access to the account of the person whose name the identification was under, and transferred over $400,000 from that account into another account

- a few days later, a man entered another financial institution and posed as a client, using false identification 

- he gained access to the account the previous funds had been transferred to and used the funds to purchase a large quantity of gold.

Security camera images of the man and woman are attached.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Peter Brady, 51 Division







Thursday, October 05, 2017

Police request assistance identifying man in Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation, Church Street and Gould Street area, Security camera images and video of man released


Police request assistance identifying man in Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation, Church Street and Gould Street area, Security camera images and video of man released

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:26 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance with an Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Friday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 12:47 a.m., a 21-year-old man was in a bar in theChurch Street and Gould Street area 

- he was assaulted by a man

- he sustained serious injuries to his head and face 

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance identifying the man whom police believe committed the assault. Security camera images of him have been released.

He is described as 22-23, 6’2”, long brown hair in a bun, beard, wearing dark clothing. 

Security camera video can be viewed on YouTube.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Abdul Nuri, 51 Division











Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Security camera images of man released


Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Security camera images of man released

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:40 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance identifying a man wanted in a Sexual Assault investigation. 

It is reported that:

- on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 2:50 p.m., a 29-year-old woman was walking in the Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area

- a man approached the woman and sexually assaulted her

- the man then walked away, west on Gerrard Street East 

He is described as early 20s, 5’8’’-5’9’’, 150-160 lbs., wearing grey hooded sweatshirt, grey pants. 

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

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Trevor Howard, 51 Division





Assistance sought identifying woman, River Street and Dundas Street East area, Photograph of woman released


Assistance sought identifying woman, River Street and Dundas Street East area, Photograph of woman released

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:25 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance identifying a woman who was located in theRiver Street and Dundas Street East area. 

During the morning of Monday, October 2, 2017, an unidentified woman was located with no identification. She does not speak English. She appears confused and was taken to a local hospital, unable to advise who she is, or where she lives. 

She is described as 60-65, approximately 5’0”, 90 lbs., small build, short black hair, brown eyes. She was wearing a white T-shirt with dark stripes. There is a small Canadian flag on the front surrounded by the words “Toronto” and “Canada.”

Police are looking for her care-giver/next of kin.

Her photograph is attached.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Abdul Nuri, 51 Division



Sunday, October 01, 2017

Homicides #44/2017 and #45/2017, Cherry Street and Polson Street area


Homicides #44/2017 and #45/2017, Cherry Street and Polson Street area

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 9:42 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 3:12 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the Cherry Street and Polson Street area.

It is reported that:

- two men had been shot

- officers arrived and located one man without vital signs

- he was pronounced at the scene

- a second man was found with life-threatening injuries

- he was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries

Investigators must notify next-of-kin before they are able to identify the deceased. 

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Tim Gallant, Homicide

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigations, Church Street and Wellesley Street East area


Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigations, Church Street and Wellesley Street East area

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:55 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two Sexual Assault investigations.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers responded to a call for a sexual assault in the Church Street and Wellesley Street East area.

It is reported that:

- a 22-year-old woman was walking 

- a man approached her and tried to engage her in conversation

- she ignored him

- he followed her, sexually assaulted her, then ran away

He is described as late-20s-to-early-30s, Asian, 6’0", average build, black hair. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, black shorts.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for possible sexual offender in the Church Street and Wellesley Street East area.

It is reported that:

- a 13-year-old girl was walking on the sidewalk

- a man approached her and tried to engage her in conversation

- the girl ignored him

- the man made a sexually explicit statement

- he then left the area

He is described as 25, Asian, 5’8”, average build, black “spikey” hair shaved at the side, unshaven. He was wearing a baby-blue T-shirt with white lettering, black knee-length shorts, with a black camping-style backpack.

Investigator believe the same man is described in these incidents.

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

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable David Lee, 51 Division

Missing man, Yonge Street and Gerrard Street East area, Eric Ram, 23


Missing man, Yonge Street and Gerrard Street East area, Eric Ram, 23

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:05 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance locating a missing man.

Eric Ram, 23, was last seen on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the Yonge Street and Gerrard Street East area. 

He is described as 5’10’’, average build, brown eyes, brown hair.

Police are concerned for his safety.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Tanouye, 51 Division




Saturday, September 23, 2017

Toronto Invictus Games 2017, Travelling in Toronto, Update, Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Monday, September 25, 2017


Toronto Invictus Games 2017, Travelling in Toronto, Update, Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Monday, September 25, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 4:59 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

Between Saturday, September 23, 2017 and Saturday, September 30, 2017, the City of Toronto will be hosting the 2017 Invictus Games. 

In order to provide a safe and secure environment for all involved, there will be road closures.

Saturday, September 23, 2017, all day:
- east curb lane of York Street, between Adelaide Street and Queen Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic for bus staging purposes

Please note this closure is in effect 24 hours a day until Sunday, October 1, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nathan Phillips Square:
- Queen Street West, between York Street and Bay Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic. You will not be able to enter or exit the underground parking at Nathan Phillips Square from Queen Street

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Air Canada Centre:
- no through traffic will be allowed on Maple Leaf Square. Maple Leaf Square condo residents will be permitted with identification

The following areas are closed to vehicle traffic during this time:
- Bay Street, between Front Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West
- Bremner Boulevard, between Lake Shore Boulevard West and York Street
- westbound curb lane of Lake Shore Boulevard West 

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Distillery District:
- southside of Front Street East, east of Trinity Street, will have traffic restrictions in place

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sheraton Centre:
- Richmond Street West, between Bay Street and York Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Shangri-La Hotel:
- westbound curb lane of University Avenue, north of Adelaide Street West, will be closed to vehicle traffic

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Distillery District:
- southside of Front Street East, east of Trinity Street, will have traffic restrictions in place

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nathan Phillips Square:
- Queen Street West, between York Street and Bay Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic. You will not be able to enter or exit the underground parking at Nathan Phillips Square from Queen Street.

Sunday, September 24, 2017, Mattamy Athletic Centre:
- southside curb lane of Wood Street will be closed to vehicle traffic

Please note this closure will be in effect 24 hours a day until Saturday, September 30, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., York Lions Stadium, Toronto Track & Field Centre:
- Ian MacDonald will be closed to vehicle traffic

- southside curb lane of Steeles Avenue, west of Founders Road (from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

Monday, September 25, 2017, Distillery District:
-- southside of Front Street East, east of Trinity Street, will have traffic restrictions in place

Monday, September 25, 2017, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., High Park:
- southside curb lane of Bloor Street West, between High Park Avenue and Pacific Avenue, will be closed to vehicle traffic

- High Park will be closed to all vehicle traffic. Parking will be permitted at the High Park Zoo and at the Colborne Lodge entrance

Monday, September 25, 2017, Mattamy Athletic Centre:
- northside curb lane of Carlton Street will be closed to vehicle traffic

- northside sidewalk on Carlton Street, between Church Street and underground parking entrance, will be closed to pedestrians

- westside curb lane of Church Street, between Alexander Street and Carlton Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic

Please note these closures will be in effect, all day, until September 30, 2017.
Monday, September 25, 2017, 7 a.m. To 7 pm., Nathan Phillips Square:
- Queen Street West, between York Street and Bay Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic

Monday, September 25, 2017, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., York Lions Stadium, Toronto Track & Field Centre:
- Ian MacDonald will be closed to vehicle traffic

- southside curb lane of Steeles Avenue, west of Founders Road (from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Members of the public travelling to and around these locations should plan ahead and consider taking public transit. Please note the closure times are flexible. Should events go longer than anticipated, road closures will be in effect until necessary. Updates and any unplanned road closures will be sent out immediately from the Toronto Police Service Operations Centre Twitter account, @TPSOperations.

Special note to tour bus operators: from September 20, 2017 to October 3, 2017, (inclusive) there will not be space for motor coach parking available along Queen Street West in front of Nathan Philips Square. Motor coach parking drop-off and pick-up has been temporarily moved to the north side of Armoury Street, between Chestnut Street and Centre Avenue. 

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Missing man, Dundas Street East and Berkeley Street area, Ian Mitchell, 73


Missing man, Dundas Street East and Berkeley Street area, Ian Mitchell, 73

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 8:12 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing man. 

Ian Mitchell, 73, was last seen on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at approximately 10 a.m., in theDundas Street East and Berkeley Street area. 

He is described as 5'11”, medium build, with short white hair and blue eyes. 

Police are concerned for his safety.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Corey Crawford, 51 Division




Missing man, Dundas Street East and Berkeley Street area, Thomas Anthony Bergin, 83


Missing man, Dundas Street East and Berkeley Street area, Thomas Anthony Bergin, 83

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 8:03 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing man. 

Thomas Anthony Bergin, 83, was last seen on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at approximately 10 a.m., in the Dundas Street East and Berkeley Street area.

He is described as 5'8”, medium build, with short, white hair and blue eyes. 

Police are concerned for his safety.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Corey Crawford, 51 Division

Missing woman, Dundas Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Cheryl Casselman, 64


Missing woman, Dundas Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Cheryl Casselman, 64

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 1:01 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a missing woman.

Cheryl Casselman, 64, was last seen on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 4 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

She is described as 5'5", medium build, short white hair. She was wearing a large sweater and dark slacks.

Police are concerned for her safety.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Assistance sought with Attempt Murder investigation, 25 Henry Lane Terrace, Security camera images of Person of Interest released


Assistance sought with Attempt Murder investigation, 25 Henry Lane Terrace, Security camera images of Person of Interest released

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:06 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with an investigation into an Attempt Murder. 

It is reported that:

- on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, shortly after midnight, a man, 21, was standing in a hallway inside 25 Henry Lane Terrace

- he was approached by an unknown man, who shot him multiple times

- the victim sustained life-threatening injuries 

- he was taken to hospital 

The investigation has since revealed that there was a man seen in the immediate area at the time of the incident.

He is being considered a Person of Iinterest. Police would like to speak with him regarding his involvement in this matter

He is described as black, wearing a salmon-coloured dress shirt and a fedora hat.

Security camera images of the Person of Interest are attached.

Police are asking anyone who can identify the Person of Interest or anyone with information regarding this incident, to come forward and speak with investigators.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Erin Hanlon, 51 Division






Man, 34, charged with Assault with a Weapon on TPS Parking Enforcement Officer


Man, 34, charged with Assault with a Weapon on TPS Parking Enforcement Officer

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:46 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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 www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Staff Sergeant Jennifer Desson, Parking Specialized Operations