Thursday, September 22, 2016

Man wanted in Criminal Harassment investigation, Aleksandar Vidovic, 32, Photograph of man released


Man wanted in Criminal Harassment investigation, Aleksandar Vidovic, 32, Photograph of man released

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 2:44 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Case #: 2016-1521905

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating Aleksandar Vidovic, 32, of Markham.

He is wanted for:

1) Utter Threats – Bodily Harm
2) Criminal Harassment – Communicate
3) Criminal Harassment – Threatening Conduct

He is described as 5’8”, 170 lbs., with shaved brown hair and green eyes.

His photograph has been released . Police warn that he is considered violent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.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 Constable Mary MacNaughton, 51 Division


Aleksandar Vidovic, 32, wanted in Criminal Harassment investigation

Public Safety Alert, Lost medication








Public Safety Alert, Lost medication

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 2:23 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of six lost 100mg bottles of methadone.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at approximately 2 p.m., six brown 100ml bottles of methadone were lost in the area of the Woodbine subway station and the northbound TTC Woodbine bus to the O’Connor Drive area. 

The liquid could be harmful/fatal if ingested, especially to children.

Anyone finding the medication is asked not to handle it, but to contact police 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Cheryl Patchett , 51 Division

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Missing boy, Sherbourne Street and Front Street East area, Nicholas East, 15





Missing boy, Sherbourne Street and Front Street East area, Nicholas East, 15



Broadcast time: 16:03
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

51 Division:  416-808-5100
Case #: 2016-1678869

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

Nicholas East, 15, was last seen on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 3 p.m., in the Sherbourne Street and Front Street East area.

He is described as 5’7”, thin build, short black hair, and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes.

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.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division

Missing boy Nicholas East, 15

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Toronto Police Service releases body-worn camera pilot project evaluation report










Toronto Police Service releases body-worn camera pilot project evaluation report

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:45 PM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

On September 15, 2016, the Toronto Police Service presented its evaluation report of the body-worn camera pilot project to the Toronto Police Services Board.

Since March 2016, when the cameras were taken out of service, members of the BWC Working Group have been reviewing all aspects of the pilot project.

That report showed 95% of the public and 85% of officers support the use of body-worn cameras. The review also showed that, while the technology used did not meet all of the Service's needs, body-worn cameras do provide the unbiased, independent account of police/community interactions, as expected. 

The Service is recommending to the Board that it be given approval to go through a non-binding RFP process to solicit interest from technology-providers for Service-wide implementation of body-worn cameras. 

Upon decision from the Board, the Service will continue to work with its working group partners, including the Information & Privacy Commission, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Toronto Police Association, on issues of mutual interest, including a review of training and procedures. 

The final evaluation report can be read here.

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications for Inspector Michael Barsky

Sexual Assault investigation, Lake Shore Boulevard East and Parliament Street area, Photograph released of man wanted in investigation








Sexual Assault investigation, Lake Shore Boulevard East and Parliament Street area, Photograph released of man wanted in investigation

Broadcast time: 11:50
Thursday, September 15, 2016
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Case #: 2016-1532964

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a Sexual Assault investigation. 

It is reported that: 
- on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a 19-year-old woman was in the Lake Shore Boulevard East and Parliament Street area 

- a man sexually assaulted the 19-year-old woman 

The man is described as brown with a medium complexion, 20-25, 6", thin build, with black, short, spiky hair. He was wearing a brown button-up dress shirt and a gold ring. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5151, 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

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Stephanie Danson, 51 Division

Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation

Monday, September 12, 2016

Personal injury collision #54/2016, Gerrard Street East at Jarvis Street


Personal injury collision #54/2016, Gerrard Street East at Jarvis Street

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM
51 Division:  416-808-1900

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision at Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street.

It is reported that:
− a 47-year-old man was driving a 2014 Ford van, southbound on Jarvis Street to eastbound Gerrard Street East
− a 22-year-old woman was driving a 2014 Land Rover, northbound on Jarvis Street approaching Gerrard Street East
− the vehicles collided in the intersection

The driver of the Ford van suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital.

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

Arrest made in $1.9M Fraud Investigation, Police believe there may be more victims


Arrest made in $1.9M Fraud Investigation, Police believe there may be more victims

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 2:55 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in a Fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

- the owner of GMR Consulting, forged cheques in her name and the name of her company

- over a two-year period, with this scheme, she defrauded former clients of approximately $1.9 million

On Monday, September 12, 2016, at approximately 9 a.m., Gwendolyne Martinez Rodriguez, 30, of Toronto, was arrested.

She is charged with:

1) Fraud - Over ($5000)
2) Utter Forged Document

She was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, September 12, 2016, at College Park Court, at 2 p.m.

Police are concerned current and former clients of GMR Consulting may have suffered similar losses.

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 Peter Brady, 51 Division


Gwendolyne Martinez Rodriguez, 30, Police believe there may be more victims

Friday, September 09, 2016

Missing woman, Parliament Street and Winchester Street Joan Charlton, 79


Missing woman, Parliament Street and Winchester Street Joan Charlton, 79

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:34 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Joan Charlton, 79, was last seen on Friday, September 9, 2016, at approximately 10 a.m., in the area ofParliament Street and Winchester Street at a coffee shop.

She is described as 5’5", 150 lbs., long straight white hair to her shoulders, in a ponytail. She was wearing a white blouse, brown pants, and a pink pair of Nike running shoes. 

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.

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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Steven Kerr, 51 Division

Monday, September 05, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to Friday, September 9, 2016, Heightened rush-hour-route enforcement campaign


Media advisory, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to Friday, September 9, 2016, Heightened rush-hour-route enforcement campaign

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 3:59 PM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

The enforcement of the city’s rush-hour routes and other traffic and parking offences continue to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the Service will launch a heightened rush-hour-route enforcement campaign with a focus on traffic congestion and gridlock of the rush-hour routes within the downtown core. There will be zero tolerance for vehicles found blocking and congesting the rush-hour routes. 

The campaign will start on Tuesday September 6, 2016, with the enforcement of the morning rush-hour routes and will finish on Friday September 9, 2016. Parking Enforcement Officers and police officers from Traffic Services will be saturating the downtown core to tackle gridlock by ticketing and towing vehicles obstructing the rush-hour routes. This campaign will be focused in the area bounded by Bloor Street to Front Street, and Parliament Street to Dufferin Street. 

Members of the media are welcome to participate in ride-alongs with members from the Parking Enforcement Unit. The Toronto Police Service will be utilizing its Twitter account, @TorontoPolice, to highlight results of this campaign. 

For media wishing to take part in ride-alongs, please contact Brian Moniz, Parking Enforcement, at 416-808-1612 or brian.moniz@torontopolice.on.ca.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Parking Enforcement

Assistance sought with Attempted Murder/ Aggravated Assault investigation, Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area


Assistance sought with Attempted Murder/ Aggravated Assault investigation, Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 3:41 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance with an Attempt Murder/Aggravated Assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Friday, August 19, 2016, at around 7:30 p.m., a large group of people was hanging around the south side of a hockey arena near Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

- a 35-year-old man was assaulted by the group

During the assault, police believe he sustained a life-threatening injury after being struck on the head with a large blunt object

Police have laid charges in relation to this incident.

Investigators are requesting that anyone who witnessed this incident, or who was in the area at the time, or anyone with information regarding this incident, come forward and speak with police.

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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Erin Hanlon, 51 Division Major Crime Unit

“Are you FOCUSED on school?” Campaign launch


Media advisory, Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m., Second Street Junior Middle School, 71 Second Street, “Are you FOCUSED on school?” Campaign launch

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 2:59 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a Service priority for the Toronto Police Service. On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 7 a.m., the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the Toronto District School Board, will be launching the annual Back to School Campaign “Are you FOCUSED on school” (Frequent Offences the Community and road Users See Every Day). This initiative will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and conclude on Friday, September 9, 2016. 

Police officers, parking enforcement officers, as well as representatives from the TDSB, will be on hand at Second Street Junior Middle School, 71 Second Street, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Officers will be conducting an enforcement initiative which will educate parents and children on back-to-school safety tips, addressing traffic-safety concerns occurring in and around school zones.

This campaign will focus on road-users who jeopardize the safety of the public through their poor decisions and behaviour. All police officers and parking enforcement officers will be paying attention to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians who commit offences in the vicinity of school zones, including offences related to pedestrian crossovers, crosswalks, intersections and high-risk mid-block crossing. 

Enforcement will also be targeting aggressive driving offences, prohibited turns, and distracted driving behaviour, along with “No Stopping” and “No Parking” restrictions within school zones. 

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Police alerting public to scam targeting event planners

Police alerting public to scam targeting event planners, Three victims so far, losses of $162,600, Police concerned there may be other victims

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 9:15 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an ongoing fraud investigation into a scam targeting event planners.

It is reported that:

- a man posing as a producer from a production company has been soliciting event planning companies to organize an event around the time of the Toronto International Film Festival

- the man sends a large sum of money, by way of a fraudulent cheque, to the event planner to secure guest speakers

- the event planner is then instructed to send the fee for the guest speakers to a talent agency in the United States which does not exist

Three victims have, so far, come forward.

It is further alleged that:

- the total combined loss, so far, is $162,600

Police are concerned there may be other victims.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Peter Brady, 51 Division

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Missing woman, Church Street and Carlton Street area, Catherine Lantagne, 59









Missing woman, Church Street and Carlton Street area, Catherine Lantagne, 59


Broadcast time: 10:08
Sunday, August 28, 2016

51 Division:  416-808-5100
Case #: 2016-1505366

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

Catherine Lantagne, 59, was last seen on Sunday, August 19, 2016, in the Church Street and Carlton Street area. 

She is described as 5’6”, slim build, with long, straight, brown hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a black top, black leggings and black ankle boots. She was carrying two large bags. 

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. 

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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Mary MacNaughton, 51 Division

Missing woman, Church Street and Carlton Street area, Catherine Lantagne, 59


Friday, August 26, 2016

The Toronto Police Service is introducing a new Community Police Academy



The Toronto Police Service is introducing a new Community Police Academy that will be starting in the Fall of this year.  This Academy will give residents of Toronto who have a professional or personal interest in policing an exclusive opportunity to acquire knowledge on police issues, practices and operations of the Toronto Police Service.  The Community Police Academy will provide comprehensive and meaningful insight to adult and youth learners in a professional and interactive environment.  The goal of the Community Police Academy is not only to help local residents better understand police work in their community, but to develop stronger ties between our community stakeholders.  The sessions will be offered to residents of the City of Toronto free of charge at the Toronto Police College.

The Toronto Police Service has created a short survey to gather feedback on some of the logistical aspects of the Academy as well as topics the Community would be interested in learning about.

To complete the survey, click on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/community_courses

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Public Safety Alert, Sherbourne Street, south of Bloor Street East, Sexual Assault investigation


Public Safety Alert, Sherbourne Street, south of Bloor Street East, Sexual Assault investigation

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:14 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a Sexual Aassault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a woman, 47, was walking southbound on Sherbourne Street, south of Bloor Street East

- she was approached by a man who attempted to engage her in conversation, then sexually assaulted her

The man is described as light-brown, short grey hair, 35-45, 5’6", 140-150 lbs., slight build, wearing a burgundy T-shirt and jeans.

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 Phil Hibbeln, 51 Division

Monday, August 22, 2016

Homicide #40/2016, Stephen Russell, 58, Church Street and Charles Street East area, Update, Kitten Keyes, 49, charged with Second-Degree Murder


Homicide #40/2016, Stephen Russell, 58, Church Street and Charles Street East area, Update, Kitten Keyes, 49, charged with Second-Degree Murder

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:03 PM
Homicide:  416-808-7400

Case #: 2016-1335085

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at 9:03 p.m., police investigated a homicide in the Church Street and Charles Street East area

Click here for original release.

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Kitten Keyes, 49, was arrested and charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder

She will appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, 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 Andy Singh, Homicide


Kitten Keyes, 49, charged with Second-Degree Murder in Homicide #40/2016

Carly Troup will be singing both national anthems at the Jays game this weekend!!!

Carly Troup will be singing both national anthems at the Jays game this weekend






Public assistance sought with two Robbery investigations


Public assistance sought with two Robbery investigations

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 11:52 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance with two Robbery investigations.

It is alleged that:

- on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 10 a.m., a white van approached a woman standing on her driveway in the Sackville Street/Gerrard Street East area

- and man and a woman emerged from the van, displayed a knife and robbed the 81-year-old woman of her jewelry

It is further alleged that:

- later, at 2 p.m., the same van approached a woman standing on her driveway in the Wellesley Street East/Parliament Street area

- the same man and woman emerged from the van, displayed a knife, and robbed the 76-year-old woman of her jewelry

The occupants of the van are described as having olive complexions, in their mid-40s.

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 Timothy Walther, 51 Division