Monday, November 30, 2015

Public Safety Alert, Thorncliffe Park Drive and Overlea Boulevard area, Tainted dog treats




Public Safety Alert, Thorncliffe Park Drive and Overlea Boulevard area, Tainted dog treats

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 9:54 AM
53 Division: 416-808-5300

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a Public Mischief which may cause harm to pets.

It is reported that:

- on Friday, November 27, 2015, at 12:30p.m., a man was walking his dog in a park in the Thorncliffe Park Drive and Overlea Boulevard area

- the man noticed that his dog had a green stick-like object in its mouth

- recognizing it to be a dog treat, the man removed the object from his dog's mouth before the animal could consume the entire thing

- on returning home, the dog became violently ill

- suspecting the cause of the illness to be as a result of what his dog had consumed earlier, the man returned to the park

- there, he located several of the green stick-like objects on the ground within the park

- the treats are 13 cm long green sticks that have a very strong chemical smell

If located, there is a concern that other pets or children may consume the treats and become ill.

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, 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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Frank Olsen, 53 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.
 



Shooting investigation, Gerrard Street East and Parliament Street area

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:54 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

On Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:15p.m., police responded to a shooting at Gerrard Street East and Parliament Street.

It is reported that:

- two loud bangs were heard

- a bullet went through a parked car

- the possible suspect was seen fleeing the area

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). 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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Anne-Marie Bishop, 51 Division

Public Safety Alert, Distraction theft targeting Chinese female senior, Gerrard Street East and Logan Avenue area

Public Safety Alert, Distraction theft targeting Chinese female senior, Gerrard Street East and Logan Avenue area
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:22 AM
55 Division:  416-808-5500

Police would like to make the public aware of a distraction theft that targeted a Chinese female senior.

It is reported that:

-on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., a Chinese female senior was approached on foot by three unknown women in the Gerrard Street East and Logan Avenue area.

- the three women engaged the senior woman in conversation in Cantonese

- they discussed various health ailments, and encouraged the senior woman to tell them about some of her ailments

- once she did so, the woman was convinced that her ailments were as of a result of a curse, and that she should see a "doctor" who could bless her and remove this curse

- as instructed, the senior woman then went to her home and returned to the area with a large sum of money, as well as gold coins and jewelry

- she then handed over the valuables to one of the unknown women who had waited in the area, and was advised to wait while they took the valuables to be blessed

- the unknown woman returned a short time after and handed the bag back to the woman, advising her not to look in the bag for a number of days or the items would lose their blessing

- the senior woman took her bag and walked away from the unknown woman

- she became suspicious and decided to look in her bag

- she discovered that all of her valuables were gone and had been replaced by fruit

- the unknown women were no longer in the area

The female suspects are described as:

- Asian, mid 40s, wearing a long red coat, jeans and a hat,
- Asian, mid 40s, wearing a short red coat,
- Asian, no further description.

Investigators believe that there may be other victims and are urging them to contact police. We would like to remind members of the public that the Toronto Police Service has translators available through the 9-1-1 emergency system, 24 hours day, seven days a week. Police appeal to citizens who have been victimised by these types of crimes to report them to police.

We ask people to educate their family members, especially those who do not speak English and are seniors, and make them aware of this type of crime. We also ask you, if you come in contact with anyone you believe is committing these crimes, to try to take down their licence plates, descriptions and to call police immediately.

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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kurt Lindell, 55 Division

Friday, November 27, 2015

Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam




Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scamFriday, November 27, 2015 - 9:21 AM
31 Division:  416-808-3100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing scam where people are receiving calls from unknown individuals claiming to be employees of the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Canada Revenue Agency does not ask for immediate payments to be made through the following venues:

1) Western Union, Money Gram or wire-to-wire bank transfers to people who are from another province or country

2) Purchasing pre-paid credit cards or any gift cards only to provide the card information over the phone

If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be an agent for the Canada Revenue Agency, please be aware and cautious regarding the information you are providing. Ask for any credentials and ask for a phone number to call once you have confirmed all the credentials. Please contact your local police to report the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Erwin Mendoza, 31 Division Fraud

Police seeking assistance identifying man in Sexual Assault investigation, TTC northbound, Dundas subway station




Police seeking assistance identifying man in Sexual Assault investigation, TTC northbound, Dundas subway station, Security camera images releasedFriday, November 27, 2015 - 8:57 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance with a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Tuesday, September 17, 2015, at approximately 5:30 p.m. a 32-year-old woman boarded the northbound subway train at Dundas station

- while on the subway train, an unknown man approached the woman

- the unknown man sexually assaulted the woman

- the woman exited the subway at Lawrence station

- the man also exited the subway at Lawrence station and followed the woman

- the woman remained at the collector's booth and the man left the subway station

The unknown man is described as 20-26, 5'6", 125 lbs., dark eyes, thin build, clean-shaven with full lips. He was wearing a grey toque with thick forehead brim, green T-shirt with a repetitive circular pattern.

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). 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 Paul Shanly, 51 Division



Police seeking assistance identifying man in Sexual Assault investigation, TTC northbound, Dundas subway station

Police seeking assistance identifying man in Sexual Assault investigation, TTC northbound, Dundas subway station


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ontario’s police chiefs launch provincial "Lock It OR Lose It" crime prevention campaign




Media advisory, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 10 a.m., GO Transit Scarborough Station, 3615 St. Clair Avenue East (at Midland Avenue), Ontario’s police chiefs launch provincial "Lock It OR Lose It" crime prevention campaign

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:59 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 10 a.m., police leaders and officers from the Toronto Police Service, GO Transit and other police services will be joined by campaign supporters to kick off the OACP’s annual province-wide crime prevention campaign targeting auto thefts and valuables in unsecured vehicles.

Officers will be going out into the Scarborough GO Transit parking lot to check on vehicles following the media event.

The following will be speaking at the event and will be available to the media:

- Chief Jeff McGuire, Niagara Regional Police Service and President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

- Inspector Dave Saunders, Toronto Police Service

- Steve Harvey, Inspector of Operational, GO Transit

- Rick Dubin, Vice-President, Investigative Services, Insurance Bureau of Canada

- Steve Sanderson, President, Accident Support Services International Ltd.

- Mark Sullivan, Head – Fraud Market Management, Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation

Under the "Lock It OR Lose It" crime prevention campaign, police officers throughout Ontario will examine parked vehicles to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view.

For more information, please contact Joe Couto, OACP Director of Government Relations & Communications, at 416-926-0424 ext. 22, 416-919-9798, or media@oacp.ca

Members of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police serve their communities as the senior police leaders in municipal, regional, provincial national, and First Nations police services across Ontario. You can connect with the OACP on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

Monday, November 23, 2015

Missing man, Sackville Street and Carlton Avenue area, Keith Cawkell, 46




Missing man, Sackville Street and Carlton Avenue area, Keith Cawkell, 46

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 9:42 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Keith CawkellL, 46, was last seen on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 2 p.m., at his residence in the Sackville Street and Carlton Avenue area.

Keith Cawkell is described as 6’, 190 lbs., with blue/green eyes, short blond hair and is unshaven. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, navy-blue jacket, white running shoes and a beige tweed hat.

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, 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 A/Staff Sergeant Steven Kerr, 51 Division

Missing man, Sackville Street and Carlton Avenue area, Keith Cawkell, 46 
Missing man, Sackville Street and Carlton Avenue area, Keith Cawkell, 46


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Brennan Wayne Guigue, 45, is armed and dangerous, Update, Brennan Wayne Guigue now wanted for Armed Robbery




Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Brennan Wayne Guigue, 45, is armed and dangerous, Update, Brennan Wayne Guigue now wanted for Armed Robbery

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 9:26 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7350

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance with an ongoing Sexual Assault investigation.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, just before midnight, police responded to a call for a sexual assault in the Alexander Street and Yonge Street area.

See previous release.

It is further alleged that:

- on Friday, November 14, 2015, at 3:12 a.m., a man walked into a restaurant in the King Street East/Sherbourne Streetarea

- he pulled out a firearm and demanded money from an employee

- he then fled westbound on foot

- he was later identified as Brennan Wayne Guigue.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach. Call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 9-1-1, 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 Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Grisel Fitkin, Sex Crimes

An attachment to this release is available on our website.
 


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Homicide #45/2015, Tony Millett, 55, David Hargrave, 25, arrested, Charged with Second-Degree Murder




Homicide #45/2015, Tony Millett, 55, David Hargrave, 25, arrested, Charged with Second-Degree Murder

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 4:21 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Friday, November 13, 2015, at 3:31 a.m., police responded to a unknown trouble call at 200 Wellesley Street East.

Once on scene, police located a man suffering from obvious signs of injury.

He was taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries

The man has been identified as Tony Millett, 55, of Toronto.

On Friday, November 13, 2015, David Hargrave, 25, of Toronto, was arrested. He was charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2015. The cause of death was a stab wound.

Homicide investigators are seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone who had contact with David Hargrave prior to this offence is asked to call Homicide.

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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Steve Henkel, Homicide

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Brennan Wayne Guigue, 45, is armed and dangerous Update, additional security camera image released



Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Brennan Wayne Guigue, 45, is armed and dangerous Update, additional security camera image released

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:51 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance with an ongoing Sexual Assault investigation.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, just before midnight, police responded to a call for a sexual assault in the Alexander Street and Yonge Street area.

See previous release.

An additional security camera image has been released.

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). 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 Matthew Pinfold, Sex Crimes





Thursday, November 12, 2015

Missing woman, Church Street and Gerrard Street East area, Aimahara Cruz Prats, 40




Missing woman, Church Street and Gerrard Street East area, Aimahara Cruz Prats, 40

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:21 PM
32 Division:  416-808-3200

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

Aimahara Cruz Prats, 40, was last seen in early November 2015, in the Church Street and Gerrard Street East area.

She is described as 5’2”, average build, long brown hair and brown eyes. She has an artistic design tattoo on her wrist. She speaks English and Spanish.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jeffrey Jamieson, 32 Division



Missing woman, Aimahara Cruz Prats

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Update, Armed and Dangerous man sought by police




Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted in Sexual Assault investigation, Update, Armed and Dangerous man sought by police,

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 8:38 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, just before midnight, police responded to a call for a sexual assault in the Alexander Street and Yonge Street area.

See previous release.

The man has been allegedly identified as Brennan Wayne Guigue, 45, of Toronto.

He is described as 5'9", 201 lbs.

Police believe him to be armed and dangerous. Do not approach him. If he is encountered call 9-1-1.

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). 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Grisel Fitkin, Specialized Criminal Investigations - Sex Crimes

51 Division Food and Toy Drive - December 1 to December 21, 2015

When you are out shopping this holiday season, consider picking up an extra can of food or toy for a senior or child in need. Your generous donations can be dropped off at 51 Division at 51 Parliament Street, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Public Safety Alert, Police seek assistance identifying man wanted for Assault, Parliament Street and Queen Street East area




Public Safety Alert, Police seek assistance identifying man wanted for Assault, Parliament Street and Queen Street East area

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 2:46 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

On Monday, November 9, 2015, between 10:45 p.m. and 11 p.m., two separate assaults took place in the Parliament Street and Queen Street East area.

It is reported that:

- a 23-year-old woman was walking near Queen Street East and Parliament Street at 10:45 p.m.,
- a man asked her for a cigarette
- the woman said, "No"
- the man then slapped her face
- the woman fell to the ground and sustained minor injuries

It is further reported that:

- a 25-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk near Queen Street East and Trefann Street at 11 p.m.
- a man blocked her path
- she tried to detour around him, but he blocked her path again
- the man then punched the woman
- the woman ran across the street and he chased her
- the woman sustained minor injuries

The man is described as black with a dark complexion, 5'11" - 6'0", 30 - 40, medium build, scruffy facial hair and short black hair. He was was wearing a black winter jacket and dark 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). 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 Mary MacNaughton, 51 Division

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Streetcar overhead rewiring on King between Church and Parliament November 7 to 9

Transit Notice
November 5, 2015

Streetcar overhead rewiring
on King between Church and Parliament

Date: November 7 to 9 - Night Work
Content/timeline accurate at time of printing

Work description and purpose 

On the weekend of November 7, weather permitting, TTC electrical crews will be restringing new overhead power wires on King Street between Church Street and Parliament Street. 

The overhead wiring upgrade is necessary for the future operation of the TTC’s new accessible streetcars. Over the past two years, electrical crews have been upgrading the overhead wire system along streetcar routes in the TTC network.

Weekend work hours
To complete this overhead work in a safe manner, work will generally take place between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Equipment

On average, two to three TTC overhead trucks with hydraulic equipment will be used to carry out this work. While efforts will be made by the crew to keep noise to a minimum, beeping sounds from back-up alarms on the TTC trucks will be audible. Illumination from equipment lights may also be noticeable.

Traffic movement
Traffic will be maintained through the area with some lane restrictions during the work. 

Transit service

       504/304 King streetcars will be diverted during the weekend work. 

       Eastbound streetcars will be diverted via; east on King Street, north on Church Street, east on Queen Street and north on Broadview Avenue to regular route.

       Westbound streetcars will be diverted via; south on Broadview Avenue, west on Queen Street, south on Church Street and west on King Street to regular route.

       A bus service will also be provided along the 504/304 regular routing both ways between Broadview Station and the King and Simcoe area.

TTC contacts

       Diego Sinagoga, Community Liaison, 416-393-2197; diego.sinagoga@ttc.ca.
       Customer Service, 416-393-3030 (daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed holidays) or @TTChelps.

       TTY Line, 416-481-2523 (daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed holidays). 
Route/Schedules/Fares: 416-393-4636 or ttc.ca. 

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Hello from Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre!!!

Hello from Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre.
Below is a link to an amazing news write-up by the Law Foundation of Ontario, funders of the recent RPTV "Youth and the Law" project.


This article also links to the playlist of resources created, which includes a great panel discussion about the youth justice system with several reps, including 51D neighbourhood officer, Melissa Huntley (see video 6 of 8 on playlist).

An additional show is in process of being uploaded (I Need a Lawyer), and we will be sharing the resources on RPTV's cc-tv channel on Rogers within the new year. Other shows include discussions about youth rights, a mock case inspired by a trip to the tribunal office, copyright issues, and more.

This was an amazing pilot project connecting youth-engaged media broadcasting with public legal education. We thank you again for your support from the outset with the letter of support (thanks, Liz and Deb) and willingness to get involved, and we look forward to building on the work in the future with even more youth as well as our esteemed community partners.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the shows!

Sincerely,

Kerry Ambrose
Partnership Development Coordinator
cc: Adonis Huggins, Executive Director

TPS Financial Crimes helps kick off Financial Literacy Month




Media advisory,  Thursday, November 5, 2015, 10 a.m., Student Centre, Humber College, 205 Humber College Boulevard, Humber College(North Campus) engage with Toronto Police Service, TPS Financial Crimes helps kick off Financial Literacy Month

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 2:59 PM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7238

November is Financial Literacy Month. The National Strategy for Financial Literacy is “Count me in.” Public and private sectors will strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians by empowering them to manage money and debt wisely, plan and save for the future and prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse.

Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes is partnering with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) to kick off Financial Literacy Month on Thursday, November 5, 2015, 10 a.m., Student Centre, Humber College, 205 Humber College Boulevard. We will be teaming up with organizations and partners in an event called #FinLit4U to educate students about financial literacy. #FinLit4U includes members of our Social Media Working Group which aims to enhance public outreach on financial crime, scams and consumer protection issues.

#FinLit4U will feature a series of booths consisting of the following organizations:

• Bank of Canada
• Insurance Bureau of Canada
• Real Estate Council of Ontario
• Financial Services Commission of Ontario
• Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes
• Toronto Police Service Employment Unit

Deputy Mayor Vincent Crisanti, councillor (Ward 1 Etobicoke North); Toronto Police Service Superintendent Ron Taverner (23 Division); TPS Financial Crimes Detective Gail Regan; and FSCO Director of Strategic Communications Jenna LeBlanc will speak to Humber College students about the importance of financial literacy and provide them with tips for strengthening their financial well-being.

Humber College student Amar Abdul-Raheem, Vice-President of Student Life for Humber's Student Federation, will co-emcee the event with Detective Gail Regan.

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., students and members of the public will be encouraged to tweet questions and comments about Financial Literacy, using the hashtag #FinLit4U

Following the event, select students will be available for media interviews.

Additionally, the following spokespeople and/or representatives from the following organizations will be available for media interviews:

• Steve Kee, Insurance Bureau of Canada
• Nish Vairavanathan, Bank of Canada
• Jenna LeBlanc and Malon Edwards, Financial Services Commission of Ontario
• Ron Taverner, Superintendent, 23 Division
• Gail Regan, Detective, Financial Crimes
• Ryan Willmer, Crime Prevention Officer, 23 Division

Media enquiries:

Detective Gail Regan
Financial Crimes, Toronto Police Service
Phone: 416-808-7238
Email: gail.regan@torontopolice.on.ca
Twitter: @ReganFCU

Detective Constable Diane Kelly
Financial Crimes, Toronto Police Service
Phone:  416-808-7312
Email:  diane.kelly@torontopolice.on.ca
Twitter: @DKellyFCU

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 Gail Regan, Financial Crimes

Sexual Assault Alert, Shuter Street and Regent Street area, Composite sketch of man released




Sexual Assault Alert, Shuter Street and Regent Street area, Composite sketch of man released

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 2:43 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to alert the public to a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, October 22, 2015, in the afternoon, a 21-year old woman was walking in the Shuter Street and Regent Street area

- an unknown man approached the woman from behind and sexually assaulted her

- the unknown man was last seen walking toward the Trefann Street and Queen Street East area

He is described as brown, 5'9" - 5'10’", medium build, black short hair and is clean-shaven. He was wearing a navy sweater and jeans.

A composite sketch of the man has been completed.

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.

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 Trevor Howard, 51 Division


Sexual Assault Alert, Shuter Street and Regent Street area, Composite sketch of man released

Monday, November 02, 2015

Gun amnesty announced



Media advisory, Monday, November 2, 2015, 11:30 a.m., Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Crime Prevention Week kick-off, Sunday, November 1, 2015 through Sunday, October 7, 2015, Gun amnesty announced

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 4:59 AM
Divisional Policing Support Unit:  416-808-0136

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has designated November 1 to November 7, 2015, as Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. The theme for this year has been established as: “Working Together to Improve Community Safety and Well-Being – A Shared Commitment in Ontario”.

Chief Mark Saunders will join Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police President Niagara Regional Police Service Chief Jeff McGuire for the event.

The Toronto Police Service will be hosting a Crime Prevention Week kick-off event in partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) which will emphasize the innovative and collaborative work achieved between the Toronto Police Service, City of Toronto, local residents and community-based agencies.

This event will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., at the Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street.

For further information, please contact Sergeant Donovan Locke, Divisional Policing Support Unit, at 416-808-0136.

The 2015 gun amnesty, which runs from Nov. 2 to Nov. 16, will provide citizens the opportunity to dispose of unwanted firearms safely. The public should call 416-808-2222 to make arrangements for an officer to visit their home. They should never bring a gun to a police facility.

“The intent is to reduce the number of firearms that are not actively being used for sport or hunting” says Chief Mark Saunders. “When a person turns in a gun safely to the police, we will ensure it is safely disposed of to prevent it falling into the wrong hands."

Amnesty coordinator Inspector Chris Boddy says many firearms are passed down to family members unsure of what to do with them.

“People end up in possession of them that don’t understand the rules as far as responsible gun ownership. They often just sit in their homes for years, if not decades, so the amnesty program is an opportunity for them to rid themselves of the burden of gun ownership.”

If you have questions about the firearms amnesty, please contact Inspector Chris Boddy at chris.boddy.torontopolice.on.ca

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Donovan Locke, Divisional Policing Support Unit

Sunday, November 01, 2015

“STEP UP and Be Safe” pedestrian safety campaign, Monday, November 2, 2015 to Sunday, November 8, 2015




“STEP UP and Be Safe” pedestrian safety campaign, Monday, November 2, 2015 to Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 5:59 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. Thirty pedestrians have lost their lives this year. This represents over 56% of the total of all traffic fatalities in Toronto from January 2015 to date. Seniors, in particular, are among the most vulnerable sector of road-users. To date there have been 17 senior pedestrian fatalities, representing 56% of pedestrian fatalities.

The “STEP UP and Be Safe” pedestrian safety campaign will begin on Monday, November 2, 2015 and will run until Sunday, November 8, 2015. The Service will continue to be diligent with 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

Homicide #41/2015, Yonge Street and Charles Street area




Homicide #41/2015, Yonge Street and Charles Street area

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 5:21 PM
Homicide:  416-808-7400

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 2:25 a.m., police received a call to attend the Yonge Street and Charles Street area.

It is reported that:

- a man appeared to have been shot on Charles Street

- the man then drove away in a vehicle, and was involved in a collision a few moments later

- once on scene, police located the man in a vehicle suffering from obvious trauma

- he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced a short time later

- the cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the chest

The deceased has been identified as Charles Shillingford, 25, of Toronto.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Murray Barnes at 416-808-7400 ext 77406 or by email at Murray.Barnes@Torontopolice.on.ca, 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.

The Homicide Squad is continuing to interview witnesses and obtain security camera footage of the area of Yonge Street and Charles Street. Members of the public are urged to call if they have any knowledge of the events surrounding the shooting or subsequent collision.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Murray Barnes, Homicide Squad