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.

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

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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






Man, 29, faces eight charges in Point Firearm investigation, Air gun seized


Man, 29, faces eight charges in Point Firearm investigation, Air gun seized

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 9:33 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

It is alleged that:

- on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 9:45 p.m., a group of men was ejected from a bar on Polson Street

- one of the men took exception and threatened to kill the door staff

- the man retrieved a gun from the parking lot, returned to the door staff, and pointed the gun at them, threatening them again

Police were called and arrested the man.

It is further alleged that:

- the gun was a Walther CP99 Compact air gun

Justin Longshaw, 29, of no fixed address, is charged with:

1) two counts of Uttering Threats
2) Carrying Concealed Weapon
3) two counts of Pointing a Firearm
4) Use Imitation Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
5) Fail to Comply with Probation
6) Obstruct Peace Officer

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, August 21, 2016, 10 a.m., courtroom 101.

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

Public assistance sought with Attempt Murder investigation, Sackville Street/Shuter Street area, Security camera images of suspects released


Public assistance sought with Attempt Murder investigation, Sackville Street/Shuter Street area, Security camera images of suspects released

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 8:53 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance with an Attempt Murder invesigation.

It is reported that:

- on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 2:05 a.m., a 2016 Dodge Durango was travelling in the Sackville Street/Shuter Street area

- a woman inside the Durango received non-life-threatening injuries when shots were fired at the vehicle

Investigators are trying to identify two male suspects, both dressed in dark hooded sweaters, both fleeing in a dark Toyota Matrix.

Anyone who may have been in the area, or who has any 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 Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Timothy Walther, 51 Division


Security camera image of Toyota Matrix in which two Attempt Murder suspects fled

Security camera image of two suspects in Attempt Murder investigation


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Missing woman, Sherbourne Street/Wellesley Street East area, Christina Burke, 28


Missing woman, Sherbourne Street/Wellesley Street East area, Christina Burke, 28


Broadcast time: 12:56
Thursday, August 18, 2016

51 Division:  416-808-5100
Case #: 2016-1458285

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

Christina Burke, 28, was last seen on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 1 a.m., in the Sherbourne Street/Wellesley Street East area. 

She is described as 5'6", with a thin build, brown shoulder-length hair, hazel eyes, and a tattoo of the outline of a tiger on her lower back. She was wearing blue ripped jeans, a long, black, hooded sweatshirt, and a blue T-shirt underneath. 

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 Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division

Missing woman, Sherbourne Street/Wellesley Street East area, Christina Burke, 28

Public Safety Alert, Dundas Street West and McCaul Street area, Police warn residents of suspicious man


Public Safety Alert, Dundas Street West and McCaul Street area, Police warn residents of suspicious man

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:19 AM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a suspicious man looking through open windows and curtains at night.

Since June 2016, police have received and investigated six reports of a man peering into the homes of women in the Dundas Street West and McCaul Street area.

The Toronto Police Service would like to remind the public to:

- remain vigilant and secure your house/apartment
- keep doors and windows locked
- draw curtains at night or if changing
- report suspicious behaviour to police immediately

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Leslie Zimmer, 52 Division

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Public Safety Alert, Midtown area, Residential Break-and-Enters, Crime-prevention advice


Public Safety Alert, Midtown area, Residential Break-and-Enters, Crime-prevention advice

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:58 PM
53 Division:  416-808-5300

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a series of residential Break-and-Enters in the midtown area, including the Rosedale and Leaside neighbourhoods, during the overnight hours. 

It is reported that:
- the suspect(s) are utilizing doors and windows that have been left open or unlocked by the homeowner
- the Break-and-Enters are taking place throughout the overnight hours while residents are at home, usually sleeping

The Toronto Police Service would like to remind the public:
- remain vigilant and secure your property
- remember to lock your front, side and rear doors at night or when not at home
- remember to shut your ground-floor windows at night or when not at home 
- activate your home alarm system if so equipped

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Viktor Sarudi, 53 Division

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Homicide #42/2016, Steven Doyle, 27


Homicide #42/2016, Steven Doyle, 27


Broadcast time: 10:06
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

51 Division: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2016-1443062

On Monday, August 15, 2016, at 5:47 p.m., police received a call for a man struck by a vehicle on the west side ofGeorge Street and Gerrard Street East 

It is alleged that: 
- a blue Dodge Caravan was travelling at a high rate of speed, northbound on George Street 
- a man was standing on the west side of George Street 
- the vehicle drove onto the sidewalk and deliberately struck the man 
- the vehicle fled the scene 
- the vehicle was later located, abandoned, in the area 

The man was pronounced at the scene. He has been identified as Steven Doyle, 27, of no fixed address. 

Police are seeking the public's assistance with this investigation. The driver of the vehicle is described as having brown skin with a light complexion, 5'8"-5'10", slim-to-medium build, with dark-brown shoulder-length hair in a long ponytail. He was wearing a dark shirt and prescription glasses with rectangular frames. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux at 416-808-7400 ext. 7-7387, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux, Homicide

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Public Safety Alert, Islington Avenue and Bloor Street West area, Residential break-and-enters


Public Safety Alert, Islington Avenue and Bloor Street West area, Residential break-and-enters

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 1:15 PM
22 Division:  416-808-2200

The Toronto Police Service would like to remind the public to remain vigilant and lock their doors and windows at night.

There have been multiple Break-and-Enters to residential properties in the Islington Avenue and Bloor Street West area, during the late-evening to early-morning hours, where person(s) have accessed homes via insecure windows and doors.

Residents in the area are asked to safeguard their homes by:

- keeping an exterior light on after dark

- ensure all windows and doors are secured and locked 

- alarms or video surveillance equipment is functional and on

Police are asking residents to report any suspicious vehicles or persons.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 Constable Matthew McLeod, 22 Division

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Movies on the Common - August 11 - Apollo 13

Movies on the Common is co-presented by Toronto Outdoor Picture Show,Waterfront Toronto and Canary District. Corktown Common is a beautiful park in the West Don Lands, nestled between the Distillery District and the Don River.

Food vendors @6pm: Young AnimalSugar Mamma's Mini Donuts and fresh popcorn
Screening at sundown (8:40pm): Apollo 13
Pre-show fun:
6-6:30PM: Bootcamp with Think Fitness Studios
6:45-7:30PM: yoga from Toronto Cooper Koo Family Cherry St YMCA Centre
Free! BYOBlanket
Scheduled rain date: August 25th

Getting Here:
By TRANSIT - the the 514 Cherry streetcar to the Distillery Loop (easily accessible from a number of other routes including the Queen & King streetcars, the Fort York-Esplanade bus)
By BIKE - accessible via multiple trails
By CAR - limited street parking, paid parking in the Distillery District



Sunday, August 07, 2016

The Way Forward: Modernizing the Toronto Police Service, Public Consultation Session #4


Media advisory, Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., The Learning Enrichment Foundation, 116 Industry Street, The Way Forward: Modernizing the Toronto Police Service, Public Consultation Session #4

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 8:59 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

Toronto Police Service Chief Mark Saunders and Toronto Police Services Board Chair Andy Pringle will be hosting the fourth community consultation session on the modernization of the Toronto Police Service on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, from 5 - 8 p.m., at the Learning Enrichment Foundation, at 116 Industry Street.

Members of the public are encouraged to read the Transformational Task Force Interim Report, in particular the report's 24 recommendations. The report can be seen here.

The session will include remarks from the Chief and the Chair and break-out tables designed to get the public's input on the future of policing. This consultation session will also be streamed live on the Service'sFacebook page.

More consultation sessions are scheduled over the coming months. To find one near you, click here. Members of the public are also encouraged to submit their thoughts through email or video message. Visit the Have Your Say site for details.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for the Transformational Task Force

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Personal injury collision #44/2016, Now fatal collision #49/2016, Shuter Street at Parliament Street


Personal injury collision #44/2016, Now fatal collision #49/2016, Shuter Street at Parliament Street
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 9:31 AM
51 Division: 416-808-1900

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 3:43 p.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision on Shuter Street at Parliament Street.

Click here for original release.

On Monday, August 1, 2016, the 82-year-old man was pronounced in 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, 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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Missing man, King Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Warren Kirkland, 31


Missing man, King Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Warren Kirkland, 31

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 9:25 AM
55 Division:  416-808-5500

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

Warren Kirkland, 31, was last seen on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 8:45 p.m., in the King Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

He is described as 6', 250 lbs., short blonde hair. 

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Robert Whalen, 55 Division


Missing man, King Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Warren Kirkland, 31

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Homicide #40/2016, Church Street and Charles Street East area, Stephen Russell, 58


Homicide #40/2016, Church Street and Charles Street East area, Stephen Russell, 58

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 9:55 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at 9:03 p.m., police responded to a call for a stabbing in the Church Street and Charles Street East area.

Police officers located a man who was in medical distress.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced. 

He has been identified as Stephen Russell, 58, of Toronto.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for today

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, 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 Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Andy Singh, Homicide


Homicide #40/2016, Church Street and Charles Street East area, Stephen Russell, 58


Friday, July 29, 2016

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade Road closures


Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade Road closures

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:05 PM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100 

The 49th annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The parade starts in Exhibition Place at approximately 10:30 a.m. and proceeds out onto the parade route, southbound on Newfoundland Drive, westbound on Lake Shore Boulevard West. 

A smaller portion of the parade will proceed to Parkside Drive while the Mas Bands will be turning back into Exhibition Place at British Columbia Road. It is anticipated that the parade will be concluded by approximately 8 p.m. 

The traffic conditions in the downtown area, Lake Shore Boulevard West, the Queensway, Queen's Quay, and the Gardiner Expressway are expected to be very heavy.

ROAD CLOSURES
The festival will require numerous road closures and restrictions which will lead to delays and congestion in the immediate area of the parade.

Road closures for this event take effect starting Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 1:30 a.m. until Sunday, July 31, 2016 at approximately 6 a.m.:

- Westbound, Lake Shore Boulevard West from Strachan Avenue to Parkside Drive
- Eastbound, Lake Shore Boulevard West from Colborne Lodge Drive to Strachan Avenue and
- Dufferin Street south of Springhurst Avenue.

The following Gardiner Expressway ramps will be closed at 12:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 30, 2016: 
- Eastbound Gardiner Expressway exit to Jameson Avenue; 
- Jameson Avenue and British Columbia Road entrance ramps to Eastbound Gardiner Expressway and
- Westbound Gardiner Expressway to Dunn Avenue exit ramp.

RESTRICTED ACCESS POINTS
In order to assist with the safe movement of traffic and to provide for as little disruption as possible to residents, the following streets will have restricted access for vehicles:
- Dufferin Street south of King Street West
- Dowling Avenue south of King Street West
- Stadium Road south of Lake Shore Boulevard West
- Queen's Quay West, west of Bathurst Street
- Springhurst Avenue west of Jameson Avenue and
- Springhurst Avenue east of Jameson Avenue

Other streets, although not restricted to vehicles, will be strictly enforced for parking infractions. Those streets are bounded by south from King Street West, east of Colborne Lodge Drive, and west of Bathurst Street.

BATHURST STREET CLOSURE
Vehicle access west of Bathurst Street on Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West may be closed after the parking lots at Ontario Place and Exhibition Place Lots are full. This closure will be determined by need.

TTC

To Exhibition Place Area or the Parklands on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard West:

From Dufferin Station, take the 29E Dufferin Express bus southbound to the Dufferin Gate Loop;

From Bathurst Station, take the 511 Bathurst Express bus* southbound to Fort York Boulevard/Fleet Street and walk 5 to 10 minutes;

From King or St. Andrew stations, take the 504 King streetcar westbound to King Street/Strachan Avenue and walk 5 to 10 minutes;

From Union Station, take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar westbound to Fleet Loop and walk 5 to 10 minutes, or take the 121 Fort York-Esplanade bus westbound (board bus at street level at Front Street and Bay streets) to Fort York Boulevard/Fleet Street and walk 5 minutes;

*Note: Buses are currently replacing streetcars on this route due to construction. As PRESTO is not yet available on all buses, customers should carry tokens, tickets or cash in case the vehicle that arrives is not PRESTO-equipped. Buses that replace streetcars are Proof-of-Payment.

ONTARIO PLACE PARKING ACCESS
All access to Ontario Place will be through Remembrance Drive at Lake Shore Boulevard West/Strachan Avenue. Vehicles exiting Ontario Place will do so at the same location and will travel eastbound on Lake Shore Boulevard West only.

DISABLED PARKING
Disabled Parking will be located at the Enercare Centre within the CNE grounds.
Enter via Manitoba Drive/Strachan Avenue then south on Canada Boulevard. Valid disabled parking permit must be shown.

TOWING POLICY
All vehicles including tour buses, parked illegally on:
- Lake Shore Boulevard West (including the grassed area)
- Bathurst Street
- Fleet Street
- King Street West
- Queen Street West
- Roncesvalles Avenue
- Dufferin Street
- The Queensway and
- Gardiner Expressway
will be tagged and towed

Vehicles parked illegally in the Parkdale Avenue and Stadium Road areas will be tagged and towed.

The Gardiner Expressway is a restricted access highway which will be patrolled to ensure that vehicles are not parked adjacent to the parade route and pedestrians do not enter the highway area. Drivers who choose to stop or drive in a manner that puts other road-users at risk will be subject to strict enforcement.

Due to the large number of visitors and continuous events that occur with the festival, intermittent road closures may occur throughout the downtown core in the evenings and nights of Friday, July 29, 2016 to Sunday July 31, 2016 in the interest of public safety.

Historically, Yonge Street and the Entertainment District access has been restricted in the evenings and overnight.

It is recommended that you make yourself aware of alternative routes before heading into the downtown or Entertainment District areas to avoid delays.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Constable Tee Chase, Public Safety - Special Events

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Come to the Food Court Social in support of Mental Health!

Have an appetite for change?

Come to the Food Court Social in support of Mental Health!

The annual Food Court Social presented by the Slaight Family Foundation brings together over a dozen of Toronto’s best chefs under one roof in support of those struggling with mental health and addiction.

All proceeds from the event go to support George Brown College's Augmented Education (Aug Ed) program. In partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Aug Ed helps people with mental illness or addiction histories and barriers to training and employment prepare for, find and maintain employment. This one-of-a-kind program is offered free of charge to over 60 students a year thanks to the generous support of donors like you.

The 3rd annual Food Court Social on Thursday, September 22nd 2016 is shaping up to be the best yet! Check out our confirmed chefs, sponsors and other exciting event activities at www.georgebrown.ca/foodcourtsocial and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop as all the tasty details emerge.

Please note that event attendees must be legal drinking age or older, and must have a valid government-issued identification to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

WHEN
WHERE
George Brown College - 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON M5A 0B6