Monday, November 28, 2016

Fatal collision #73/2016, George Street, north of Dundas Street East, Victim now identified


Fatal collision #73/2016, George Street, north of Dundas Street East, Victim now identified

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 3:06 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

On Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 8:10 p.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision on George Street, north of Dundas Street East. 

It is reported that: 

- a 35-year-old man was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, eastbound, attempting to enter George Street from a private driveway, north of Dundas Street East

- a man was struck by the vehicle as it attempted to enter George Street from the private driveway

The identity of the man who was struck is now known. He was 72.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, 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.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

Police seek assistance identifying nine people in robbery and stabbing investigation, Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, Security camera images released


Police seek assistance identifying nine people in robbery and stabbing investigation, Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, Security camera images released

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 9:03 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance identifying nine people in a 
robbery and stabbing investigation.

It is reported that;

- on Saturday, October 1, 2016, in the Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, police responded to a report of a robbery

- a group of people was involved in an altercation near Yonge Street and Dundas Street which continued south on Yonge Street to the area of Shuter Street.

- a boy, 17,was stabbed during the robbery and the suspects fled the area south on Yonge Street towards Queen Street.

The people police are trying to identify are described as:

1) male, black, late teens to early 20s, red toque, white shirt, red jacket, blue jeans, red-and-white shoes

2) male, black, late teens to early 20s, black jacket, hood up, baseball cap, light-blue jeans, white running shoes

3) male, black, late teens to early 20s, grey hooded sweater, hood up, and light, faded blue jeans

4) male, black, late teens to early 20s, dark jacket, dark-blue hooded sweater, hood up, dark pants, shoes with light-blue trim

5) male, black, late teens to early 20s, black baseball hat with red brim and the letter "A" on front in red, black jacket, blue jeans, black running shoes

6) male, black, 20s, red-and-black baseball cap with the letter "A" on front and wearing all-black clothing

7) female, black, late teens to early 20s, with long, straight, black hair, a black shirt, brown or beige jacket, cream-coloured purse and black pants

8) male, black, late teens to early 20s , backwards black baseball cap, black or dark-grey jacket with the letter "A" on left chest of jacket, red hooded sweater underneath, black pants and black shoes

9) male, black, 20s, black toque, black jacket, black pants and black shoes

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.

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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Chris Durst, 51 Division













Sunday, November 27, 2016

Missing man, University Avenue and Edward Street area, George Ewing, 73


Missing man, University Avenue and Edward Street area, George Ewing, 73

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 9:24 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

George Ewing, 73, was last seen on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 1 p.m., in the University Avenue and Edward Street area.

He is described as 5’9”, with a slim build, medium-length grey hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan toque, a black coat with a fur hood, tan pants, and brown shoes.

Police are concerned for his safety and well-being.

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.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Charles Ricci, 51 Division.

Missing man, University Avenue and Edward Street area, George Ewing, 73

Friday, November 25, 2016

Fatal collision #73/2016, George Street, north of Dundas Street East, Victim identification sought, description released


Fatal collision #73/2016, George Street, north of Dundas Street East, Victim identification sought, description released

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 9:08 AM
51 Division:  416-808-1900

On Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 8:10 p.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision on George Street, north of Dundas Street East. 

It is reported that: 

- a 35-year-old man was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, eastbound, attempting to enter George Street from a private driveway, north of Dundas Street East

- a man was struck by the vehicle as it attempted to enter George Street from the private driveway

The man received life-threatening injuries and was pronounced at hospital.

Police are seeking the public's assistance identifying the man. He is described as mid-to-late 50s, with grey hair and a goatee, and a scar on his left eyebrow. He was wearing a black, puffy, quilted jacket, a navy-blue hoodie with the word "CANADA" and a maple leaf in red, black denim jeans, and black Adidas runners with green stripes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, 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.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Get ready for winter driving event


Media advisory Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., 207 New Toronto Street, Get ready for winter driving event

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:14 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. It won’t be long before the first major snowfall or cold snap of the season turns your daily ride to the office into a treacherous white-knuckle drive. 

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 7 a.m., the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario (CAASCO), will be at 207 New Toronto Street, for a winter-driving education event. The purpose of this event is to remind drivers to get ready for unpredictable weather conditions with a change in mindset and driving technique. 

“Winter is approaching whether we like it or not. Road conditions can deteriorate rapidly. You need to plan ahead, adjust your speed and be prepared for a sudden change in traffic flows or road conditions. These simple changes to your driving behaviour could prevent a tragedy from occurring and get you home safely to your family,” said Superintendent Gord Jones, Traffic Services.

“The need to be aware and alert at all times, on any road, even in the most routine circumstances, is a key component to moving through traffic safely. Following these precautions can help reduce your chances of being involved in a collision while driving in any weather conditions, especially the winter,” said Constable Clinton Stibbe, Traffic Services.

“The winter weather can be hard on your vehicle. Take the time to make sure you and your car are winter-ready. Test your battery, check your brakes, replace worn windshield wipers and pack an emergency kit before the snow arrives,” said Teresa Di Felice, Director Government and Community Relations, CAA SCO.

Ride-alongs for the media, and media relations personnel from the involved road safety partners will be available for the duration of the event. 

Remember to ensure your vehicle is mechanically ready for the winter. This would include tire condition, windshield wipers and washer-fluid level checks as well as a general inspection of the vehicle prior to the start of the winter season. 

Keep the following safety items in your vehicle for emergency situations

• ice scraper and snow brush
• shovel 
• windshield washer fluid 
• booster cables
• flashlight and extra batteries
• blankets
• extra clothing and footwear 
• first aid kit
• snacks
• smart phone and charger

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Statement from Chief Mark Saunders


Statement from Chief Mark Saunders

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 3:07 PM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

As I meet with the people of the city at many events, including numerous town halls, among the subjects that are raised, the new look of our police cars has come up often. There are people who like them. There are people who don’t like them. 

The concern that has been expressed has convinced me that further work is necessary. 

I have decided to stop the rollout of the new-look police cars immediately. We will not be ordering any new gray police cars. We will set up opportunities for consultation, before we go any further.

Mark Pugash, Corporate Communications

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area


Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:54 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying and locating a man wanted in a Sexual Assault investigation.

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at approximately 2 a.m., officers responded to a call for a sexual assault in the Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

It is reported that:

- a 30-year-old woman, a sex-trade worker, met a man in the area

- they walked to a parking lot

- the man produced a knife and forced the woman into a nearby alleyway

- he sexually assaulted her

- she was able to escape and call police

He is described as black, 5'7"-5'8", slim build, 28-34, with bad teeth. He was wearing a navy-blue hoodie, navy-blue baseball cap and black shoes. 

If he is located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately. Police believe him to be violent and dangerous. He may be armed with a knife.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, 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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Liz Montgomery, Sex Crimes

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Man, 20, arrested in series of weekend robberies, Two men still outstanding


Man, 20, arrested in series of weekend robberies, Two men still outstanding

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 8:59 AM
Hold Up:  416-808-7350

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an investigation into a series of weekend robberies.

It is alleged that:

- between Friday, November 4, 2016, and Sunday, November 6, 2016, three men committed four hold ups and one robbery, all within 51 Division

- in the hold ups, the men entered retail stores, armed with a knife, went behind the counter area, made a demand, and took money from the registers

- in a bank in the Church Street/Wellesley Street East area, one of the men waited for a customer to make a withdrawal, then demanded his money while armed with a knife

- after a struggle, the customer disarmed the man, sustaining minor injuries

- responding officers searched and located the man 

Tristan Clarke, 20, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with:

1) four counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2) Robbery
3) 20 counts of Fail to Comply with Probation
4) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime - Under ($5000)

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Monday, November 7, 2016, courtroom 501.

The second male suspect is described as black, 20-25, 5'9"-5'11", 180 lbs., wearing a black-and-yellow baseball cap and black clothing.

The third male suspect is described as white, 20-30, 5'9", 150 lbs., wearing a red baseball cap, red hoodie, and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, 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.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Staff Inspector Mike Earl, Hold Up

Monday, November 07, 2016

Police seek man in Voyeurism investigation, Southbound TTC subway, between College Street and Queen Street, Photograph of man released


Police seek man in Voyeurism investigation, Southbound TTC subway, between College Street and Queen Street, Photograph of man released

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:50 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with a Voyeurism investigation. 

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, November 1, 2016, at approximately 2:50 p.m., a 30-year-old woman was on a TTC subway train at College subway station

- as the train was in motion, a man made secret recordings on his cell phone

- the man exited at Queen subway station. 

The man is described as late 40s to early 50s, thin build, black hair. He was wearing a dark coat, business attire, running shores and a dark New York Yankees cap. He was carrying a blue bag.

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.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Lyndsey Ryan, 51 Division



Police seek man in Voyeurism investigation




Sunday, November 06, 2016

“STEP UP and Be Safe,” Pedestrian campaign, Monday, November 7, 2016 until Sunday, November 13, 2016


“STEP UP and Be Safe,” Pedestrian campaign, Monday, November 7, 2016 until Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:14 PM
Traffic Services: 416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be identified as a Service priority, with an increased focus on pedestrian safety, especially seniors.

Collision analysis has shown that pedestrian fatalities represent approximately 60% of yearly traffic fatalities in Toronto. This year, 36 pedestrians have lost their lives. This represents over 52% of the total of all traffic fatalities in Toronto, from January 2016 to date. Seniors, in particular, are among the most vulnerable sector of road users. This year there have been 23 senior pedestrian fatalities, representing over 63% of pedestrian fatalities.

The “STEP UP and Be Safe”- Pedestrian Campaign will begin on Monday, November 7, 2016 and will run until Sunday, November 13, 2016. The Service will continue to be diligent in education and associated enforcement strategies to enhance pedestrian safety within our communities. November, the month that Daylight Savings Time is introduced, has traditionally been the month when pedestrians are involved in the most collisions.

All police officers and parking enforcement officers will be paying particular attention to those motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who commit offences in the vicinity of pedestrian crossovers, crosswalks, intersections, school zones (particularly primary schools) and crossing areas frequented by seniors. Pedestrians are encouraged to avoid using distracting electronic devices when interacting with vehicular traffic.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

Friday, November 04, 2016

28th Annual Drug Free Marshals Christmas Festival - Sunday November 27, 2016 - Noon - 3:00pm

CPLC members, family, friends and the community are cordially invited to attend the 28th Annual Drug-Free Marshals "Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life" Christmas Festival being held on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas Square.

It’s an afternoon of family fun with seasonal entertainment, free draws, hot chocolate and Santa and his elves. It’s also about kids telling other kids to be drug-free.  There will be drug-free pledges on stage at 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Attached please find a flyer for this festive community event with a drug education and prevention theme, and an Essay Contest Form for the essay contest for kids ages 6 - 16 on the topic "Why I want a drug-free community".  Winners will be announced at the Festival at 2:45 p.m.



Thursday, November 03, 2016

Man, 32, charged for Indecent Act on TTC


Man, 32, charged for Indecent Act on TTC

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:43 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an Indecent Act investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Monday, June 23, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a man was on a TTC subway at Bloor Station

- he committed an indecent act

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the Toronto Police Service arrested Francois (Frank) Lesieur, 32, of Toronto. He has been charged with: 

1) Indecent Act 

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 2 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, 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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Steven McIlwain, Sex Crimes

Man sought in Assault and Sexual Assault investigation, Dundas Street East and River Street


Man sought in Assault and Sexual Assault investigation, Dundas Street East and River Street, Update, Composite sketch and vehicle security camera image released

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 1:32 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance identifying a man wanted in an Assault and Sexual Assault investigation in the Dundas Street East and River Street area.

On Monday, October 17, 2016, in the evening, officers were conducting a community patrol when they were asked to attend to an injured woman.

See previous release.

The man is described as early 40s, bald, clean-shaven. 

He was driving a white 2007-2009 Acura MDX Tech Package SUV.

A composite sketch as well as a security camera image of his vehicle have been released.

Police believe the man to be violent and dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, 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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Liz Montgomery, Sex Crimes


Composite sketch of man sought in Assault and Sexual Assault investigation

Security camera image of suspect's vehicle: white 2007-2009 Acura MDX Tech Package SUV


Missing man, Parliament Street and Bloor Street East area, Ayub Khan, 57


Missing man, Parliament Street and Bloor Street East area, Ayub Khan, 57

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:20 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Ayub Khan, 57, was last seen on Monday, October 31, 2016, in the Parliament Street and Bloor Street Eastarea.

He is described as 5'5", with a moustache and black 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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Corey Crawford, 51 Division


Missing man Ayub Khan, 57

Missing woman, King Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Lisa Fong, 37


Missing woman, King Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Lisa Fong, 37

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:55 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Lisa Fong, 37, was last seen on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at approximately 12 a.m., in the King Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

She is described as 5'6"-5'7", 175 lbs., medium build, with long black hair.

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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Clifford Peterson, 51 Division


Missing woman Lisa Fong, 37

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Public Safety Alert, Dishwashing pods placed in trick-or-treat bags


Public Safety Alert, Dishwashing pods placed in trick-or-treat bags

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:44 AM
12 Division:  416-808-1200

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a quantity of dishwashing pods that were placed into children's trick-or-treat bags.

It was reported that:

- on Monday, October 31, 2016, in the evening, children were trick-or-treating with their parents in the Prescott Avenue, Blackthorn Avenue and Rockwell Avenue areas

- upon returning home, dishwashing pods were discovered in the children's bags

The pods could be harmful, if ingested, especially to children. If swallowed, detergent in even small amounts can be caustic and cause burns to the mouth, throat and airways.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, 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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Greg Falconer, 12 Division

Police seek assistance identifying man wanted in Robbery investigation, 110 George Street, Security camera image of wanted man released



Police seek assistance identifying man wanted in Robbery investigation, 110 George Street, Security camera image of wanted man released

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:08 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance identifying a man wanted in a Robbery investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, police received a radio call to attend 110 George Street 

- an advertisement was placed on Craigslist for the sale of a ring

- a 40-year-old man responded to the advertisement and provided his home address to the seller

- the seller attended the man's home

- the seller assaulted and robbed the man

Police are requesting the public's assistance identifying this man.

A security camera image of this man has 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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Tim Walther, 51 Division


Security camera image of man wanted in Robbery investigation