Thursday, January 28, 2016

Four TPS officers charged



Four TPS officers charged

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 8:50 AM
Professional Standards:  416-808-7100

Four Toronto Police Service officers have been charged.

1. Constable Jeffrey Tout, 41, has 17 years’ service and is assigned to 55 Division.

It is alleged that:
- he provided false court testimony

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Constable Tout was charged with:
- two counts of Obstruct Justice
- two counts of Perjury

He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Friday, March 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m., room 202


2.  Detective Constable Benjamin Elliott, 32, has nine years’ service and is assigned to 55 Division.

It is alleged that:
- he provided false court testimony

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Detective Constable Elliott was charged with:
- three counts of Obstruct Justice
- three counts of perjury

He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Friday, March 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m., room 202


3.  Constable Michael Taylor, 34, has 11 years’ service and is assigned to 51 Division.

It is alleged that:
- he provided false court testimony

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Constable Taylor was arrested and charged with:
- two counts of Obstruct Justice
- Perjury

He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Friday, March 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m., room 202


4.  Detective Constable Fraser Douglas, 37, has 14 years’ service and is assigned to 55 Division.

It is alleged that:
- he provided false court testimony

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Detective Constable Douglas was arrested and charged with:
- two counts of Obstruct Justice
- two counts of Perjury

He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Friday, March 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m., room 202

The charges arise from the arrest of Nguyen Son Tran on January 15, 2014. The investigation was carried out by TPS Professional Standards.

Mark Pugash, Corporate Communications

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam



Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:52 PM
Primary Report Intake, Management and Entry (PRIME):  416 808 2222

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 methods:

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 and 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 their local police, 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 Sergeant Angelo Jansz, 33 Division

TorSUN, Toronto for Sustainable, Unified Neighbourhoods meeting February 8, 2016


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Police request assistance with shooting investigation, King Street East and Church Street area



Police request assistance with shooting investigation, King Street East and Church Street areaThursday, January 21, 2016 - 1:56 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

On Friday, January 15, 2016, at 3:15 a.m., police received a call for a shooting in the King Street East and Church Street area.

It is reported that:

- a 31-year-old man left a nightclub and was standing out front at approximately 2:55 a.m., with a group of other people

- an unknown person attended the area and discharged a firearm at the group of people

- the 31-year-old man was struck in the right hand and attended hospital

- a 32-year-old woman was struck in the right ankle and taken to hospital

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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Brent Larmour, 51 Division

Friday, January 15, 2016

Missing girl, Church Street and Isabella Street area Lanie Chen, 14



Missing girl, Church Street and Isabella Street area Lanie Chen, 14

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing girl Lanie Chen, 14 who was last seen earlier today at approximately 3:05 p.m. in the area of Church Street and Isabella Street.

Lanie Chen, 14 is described as 5’1", braces on her teeth, petite build, shoulder length black hair with bangs and glasses, last seen wearing a green winter jacket with hood, grey pants, Blue Jays t-shirt and brown winter boots. She may have a purple and blue shoulder bag.

Police are concerned for the safety and overall well being of this young person.


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 Detective Michelle Campbell, 51 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.


Missing girl Lanie Chen, 14

MPP Glen Murray E-Newsletter



Announcing the MPP Glen Murray Moss Park Free Public Skate
Beginning on January 13th, The MPP Glen Murray Free Public Skate will begin another year of providing fun and physical activity to children and adults in Toronto Centre. Every Wednesday from 4PM-5PM in Moss Park Arena, skates, helmets, and ice time will be provided to whoever wants to use them. Be sure to show up right at four to make the most of the ice time and celebrate winter by enjoying a free skate! 

Also, due to the popularity of this event in the past, some of our skates are starting to suffer from some wear and tear! If anyone knows of any individual or organization that will be willing to donate some gently used kids or adults skates, give our office a call at 416-972-7683, or shoot us an email at gmurray.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org.   

News From Queen's Park 

New Investments in Ontario's Community Agencies
More than 350 community agencies are receiving new funding, totalling nearly $36 million. This funding will go to integral community organizations, such as Aboriginal healing centres, centres focusing on the prevention of violence against women, and children's health and care centres.

Supporting community agencies such as these is vastly important to the health to both the peoples in the communities, and the communities themselves. 

The Ontario Government Wants Your Help with the Upcoming Budget
The Ontario government is asking your for help to shape the upcoming Ontario budget. Pre budget consultations have begun, which include in person meetings, town halls, and online idea sharing.

If you want to get involved with shaping Ontario's future, there are many ways for you to do so. You can click HERE to share and vote for ideas online, phone 
1-866-989-9002 for an in person phone consultation, email your ideas to submissions@ontario.ca, or tweet your ideas to #BudgetTalks. 


Written submissions are due by the end of the month, so be sure let the province know how you envision Ontario's future! 

How You Can Help With The Refugee Crises in Syria 
The government of Ontario has released a new website aimed at those who want to help with the Syrian refugee crises in what ever way they can. The website contains information on how/where to volunteer, donate, sponsor, or even use your professional skills to help with the incoming refugees. 

Up to 10,000 new Ontarians will be arriving within the next few months, so it is imperative that Ontarians are able to help in an effective and organized way. Click HERE to find out what you can do to help! 

Community News

Seniors' Health Fair
On January 28th, a health fair will be taking place with a special focus on Seniors. This fair will provide information on various health related topics including, but not limited to, healthy eating, mental health, vision, dental care, cancer screening, and the location of community health centres to ensure that everyone in the neighbourhood has easy access to quality health care! Food and beverages will be available as well as door prizes so be sure to stop by! 

Location: 237 Sackville Street in St. Cyril and Methody Cathedral
Time: 12PM-4PM 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Missing woman, King Street East and St. Lawrence Street area, Pui Lan Chu, 86



Missing woman, King Street East and St. Lawrence Street area, Pui Lan Chu, 86

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:02 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Pui Lan Chu, 86, was last seen on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, in the King Street East and St. Lawrence Street area.

She is described as 4'8", 80-100 lbs, with brown eyes, and short grey-and-black hair. She was wearing glasses.

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, 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 Hamil Leslie, 51 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.
 




Missing woman Pui Lan Chu, 86

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Missing woman, Yonge Street and Gerrard Street East area, Karly Deactis, 23


Missing woman, Yonge Street and Gerrard Street East area, Karly Deactis, 23

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 8:49 AM
22 Division:  416-808-2200

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

Karly Deactis, 23, was last seen on Monday, January 11, 2016, at 7 p.m., in the Yonge Street and Gerrard Street East area.

She is described as 5'5", 125 lbs, with green eyes, and long, dirty-blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black jacket with a brown fur collar, black leggings, and black knee-high boots.

Police are concerned for her safety.

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Dean Ion, 22 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.


Missing woman Karly Deactis, 23

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Youth In Policing Initiative is now accepting applications for the Summer Program 2016

On February 14, 2006, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) announced that the Ontario Government would be funding various youth opportunity initiatives, as part of the government's new strategy to address the growing needs of our youth. Part of that strategy, was and is a partnership with the Toronto Police Services Board, the Toronto Police Service, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to hire 150 youth for the summer.

In 2012, the Youth in Policing Initiative Afterschool program was created in recognition of the importance of providing support and employment opportunities for young people all year round.

This employment initiative focuses on diverse youth between the ages of 15 and 18 years, who reside in our priority identified neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto.

The aim of the Youth in Policing Initiative is to promote youth participation in and exposure to the work environment through diverse, educational, and productive work assignments.

This program also enhances the link between the police and the neighbourhoods we serve. This initiative gives young people an opportunity to develop job skills while fostering positive partnerships with the Toronto Police Service.
The mandate of the Youth in Policing Initiative is:
  • To promote youth participation in and exposure to the work environment through diverse, educational and productive work assignments;
  • To enhance the link between the police and the neighbourhoods we serve by selecting youth reflecting our culturally diverse city;
  • To provide a safe and positive employment opportunity; and
  • To promote the Toronto Police Service as an employer of choice.
In order to be eligible for the program, youth:
  • Must be a student between the ages of 15 and 18 years;
  • Must not have any criminal charges pending before the court;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada;
  • Must be attending school; and
  • Must not have previously participated in any YIPI program
Additionally, youth must be permanent residents of one of the following neighbourhoods:
2. Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown 
3. Thistletown-Beaumond Heights 
5. Elms-Old Rexdale 
6. Kingsview Village-The Westway 
8. Humber Heights-Westmount 
21. Humber Summit 
22. Humbermede 
24. Black Creek 
25. Glenfield-Jane Heights 
26. Downsview-Roding-CFB 
27. York University Heights 
28. Rustic 
31. Yorkdale-Glen Park 
32. Englemount-Lawrence 
35. Westminster-Branson 
43. Victoria Village 
44. Flemingdon Park 
55. Thorncliffe Park 
61. Taylor-Massey (Crescent Town) 
72. Regent Park
85. South Parkdale 
91. Weston-Pellam Park 
110. Keelesdale-Eglinton West 
111. Rockcliffe-Smyth 
112. Beechborough-Greenbrook 
113. Weston 
117. L'Amoreaux 
118. Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan 
115. Mount Dennis 
121. Oakridge 
124. Kennedy Park 
125. Ionview 
126. Dorset Park 
132. Malvern 
135. Morningside 
136. West Hill 
137. Woburn 
138. Eglinton East 
139. Scarborough Village

Below is a map corresponding to the numbers and neighbourhoods listed above. For more information regarding the specific neighbourhoods please visit the City of Toronto neighbourhood directory at bit.ly/TorontoNeighbourhoods.
City of Toronto map hilighting eligible neighbourhoods
For more information, please contact us at yipi@torontopolice.on.ca or 416-808-7293 and 416-808-7108.

Man arrested in Sexual Assault investigation, Biao Zhou, 47, faces two charges, Police believe there may be other victims



Man arrested in Sexual Assault investigation, Biao Zhou, 47, faces two charges, Police believe there may be other victims

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 5:59 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

It is alleged that:

- on Sunday, January 10, 2016, police responded to a Sexual Assault call in the Gerrard Street East and Church Streetarea

- a 22-year-old woman was forcibly confined and sexually assaulted by a man known to her

Biao Zhou, 47, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) Forcible Confinement
2) Sexual Assault

He appeared in court at College Park on Monday, January 11, 2016, 10 a.m., courtroom 501.

Police believe 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, 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 Constable Shane Wilson, 51 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.
 


Man arrested in Sexual Assault investigation, Biao Zhou, 47,

Monday, January 11, 2016

Toronto Centre for Sustainable Unified Neighbourhoods – TorSUN Project



Toronto Centre for Sustainable Unified Neighbourhoods –TorSUN Project

On January 27th, MPP Glen Murray’s office will launch the TorSUN Project, phase 2 of the Toronto Centre Community Planning Process. TorSUN is a platform created to bring residents, businesses and community groups together to track emissions, learn about environmental resources for home and work and communicate with each other to creatively foster a sustainable plan for Toronto Centre. The project will commence on January 27th, with the launch of the new torontocentreplan.org website. The TorSUN Project will provide resources for constituents of Toronto Centre to work together, aiming to be Canada’s first urban carbon neutral community.

Learn to:
·         Set emissions goals for your household
·         Track emissions
·         Learn about clean tech resources for your home or business
·         Contribute to the future health and wellness of your family
·         Reduce living expenses
·         Make sustainability goals and plans for the future of your community
·         Help contribute to our goal of being the first urban carbon neutral community in Canada!

Date: Wednesday, January 27th
Location: Sears Atrium at 245 Church Street, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Ryerson University. 3rd floor just off elevators
Time: 6-8pm

This will be the first of 3 launches for the project. This launch is specifically for residents in the western region of Toronto Centre including the BCCA, Church and Wellesley, BENA and Garden District neighbourhoods.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Homicide #53/2015, Mark Ernsting, 39, Calvin Michael Nimoh, 21, charged with Second-Degree Murder, Update, Charge upgraded to First-Degree Murder



Homicide #53/2015, Mark Ernsting, 39, Calvin Michael Nimoh, 21, charged with Second-Degree Murder, Update, Charge upgraded to First-Degree Murder

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 9:56 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 9:27 p.m., police responded to a call for a stabbing on McGill Street.

See previous news release.

On Thursday, January 7, 2015, Calvin Michael Nimoh's charge of Second-Degree Murder was upgraded to First-Degree Murder.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Save the Date! Seniors Safety Town Hall on February 17, 2016

Man attempted to disarm officer during arrest, Jesse Iker, 27, charged in two robberies



Man attempted to disarm officer during arrest, Jesse Iker, 27, charged in two robberies

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:28 AM
Hold Up:  416-808-7350

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

It is alleged that:
- on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at approximately 9:40 a.m., a man entered a bank in the Yonge Street/Gerrard Street area
- indicating he had a gun, he made a demand for money
- the man fled after obtaining money

It is further alleged that:
- later, at approximately 5:35 p.m., the same man entered a restaurant in the Yonge Street/Wellesley Street area
- indicating he had a gun, he made a demand for money
- the man fled with the tip jar

On Sunday, January 3, 2016, at 5 p.m., officers on patrol spotted the suspect.

It is further alleged that:
- the man resisted arrest and attempted to disarm one of the officers

Jesse Iker, 27, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) two counts of Robbery
2) Disguise with Intent
3) Fail to Comply - Probation
4) Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
5) two counts of Assault Police Officer
6) Attempt Disarm Peace Officer

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Monday, January 4, 2016, room 101.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

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

Monday, January 04, 2016

2015 impaired driving arrests for the festive RIDE program



2015 impaired driving arrests for the festive RIDE program

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 2:44 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service.

During the 2015 Festive RIDE program, which ran from Thursday, November 19, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016, the Toronto Police Service arrested 211 people for an impaired driving-related offence. This represents an 8% increase over last year.

YearDaysArrests% Change from 2014Avg. arrests per day% Change from 2014
201545211+ 8%4.7+27%
201445195N/A3.7N/A


YearTotal ArrestsPeriod% Change from 2014
20151364Jan 01, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015-.5%
20141371Jan 01, 2014 – Dec 31, 2015N/A

The message has been, and always will be, if you drink don’t drive. The Toronto Police Service would like to remind the public that we all have a responsibility to make our roads safe for all road-users. If you drive a motor vehicle while intoxicated, we will stop you.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank those people who made the right choice to not drink and drive. Ending impaired driving will continue to be a goal for the Toronto Police Service and, with the support of the public, we can keep the roads of Toronto safe for all road-users.

The Toronto Police Service is encouraging citizens to help police in the war against impaired driving by calling 9-1-1 if they believe another driver may be impaired.

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