Monday, February 29, 2016

Man wanted for Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Yonge Street and Carlton Street area, Farrukh Noor Mohammad, 18



Man wanted for Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Yonge Street and Carlton Street area, Farrukh Noor Mohammad, 18

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:44 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public about a man wanted in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 11 p.m., an 18-year-old woman was in the Yonge Street and Carlton Street area
- she was approached by a man who was armed with a knife
- the man sexually assaulted and robbed her
- the man then fled the area

The man has been identified as Farrukh Noor Mohammad, 18, of Toronto. A warrant for his arrest has been issued for:

1) Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Assault with a Weapon
3) Possession of a Weapon
4) Robbery
5) Uttering Threats

He is described as 5'6", 145 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact police. Do not approach him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Dan Luff, Sex Crimes


An attachment to this release is available on our website. 

Man wanted for Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Yonge Street and Carlton Street area, Farrukh Noor Mohammad, 18

Public Safety Alert, Online Dating Robbery, Police believe there may be more victims



Public Safety Alert, Online Dating Robbery, Police believe there may be more victims

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:21 PM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a robbery investigation

It is reported that:

- on Monday, December 14, 2015, in the evening, a 26-year-old man used an online dating app called "Grindr" and was in contact with a man
- on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 8:46 a.m., the man attended the victim's home, unexpectedly, in theYork Street and Bremner Boulevard area
- the victim opened the door and two men entered the home
- the men took the victim's belongings and an altercation occurred

One man is described as white, and the other man is described as black. They both appeared to be in their twenties.

Police believe there may be more victims.

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, 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 Chris Cheung, 52 Division

Friday, February 26, 2016

MPP Glen Murray E-Newsletter


Ontario Budget Run-Down
As many of you are aware, the 2016 Ontario Budget has recently been announced with many exciting and ground breaking projects and programs on the horizon. However, provincial budgets can be dense documents, so this section of the newsletter will be dedicated to sections of the budget that we think will be important to you and worth highlighting.

Education 
As Ontario transitions towards a more information-based economy, it is becoming imperative that we continue the trend of increasing post-secondary education levels for all adults in Ontario. Unfortunately, for many low and medium income families and individuals the costs of attaining this degree of education is too high. To remedy this, the Ontario government is making the average cost of post-secondary education for students from families making less than $50,000 a year $0 through non-repayable grants. What's more, more than 50% of students from families with incomes of less than $83,000 will receive non-payable grants equally more than the cost of their education. This will be provided through the newly formed Ontario Student Grant (OSG). Families with younger children will still get to experience the benefits of full day kindergarten as well as increased investments in education and educational infrastructure.

These investments in education should keep Ontario an innovative, dynamic and prosperous place to live in now and in the future. For more information on education in the 2016 Ontario Budget, feel free to click HERE.

Health Care 
The Ontario budget continues to work to make high quality health care available to all, as fast as possible. In order to accomplish this, the government is working to expand the scope of practice for doctors, registered nurses, and even pharmacists. This means that any of these skilled individuals will be able to take the lead on your care, and get you the care you want, fast. Other improvements include investing in cancer care, mental health, and infertility care.

Access to quality health care is important to families, and communities, and the economy. For more information on health care, click HERE.

Climate Change 
There is a growing consensus that unchecked climate change will lead to future global disaster, however what is less well known is that climate change is affecting us now and costing us money. Severe weather wreaks havoc on infrastructure and the agricultural industry. This has led to the development of the Cap and Trade Program, which has the dual benefit of lowering emissions as well as being a quantifiable and noteworthy boon for our economy.

Although the Cap and Trade system can seem complex, in reality it is quite simple. The system sets a cap on the level of emissions allowed from each organization each year. Those who are currently overproducing will be given time to lower their emissions, but after a period of time they would be forced to buy emissions allowances from companies that are under producing at more environmentally healthy levels. This financial incentive will force companies to begin investing in green-tech and create an entirely new low carbon industry. The Cap, being implemented in 2017, will be lowered each year until 2020 which will help us meet our emissions targets. If you want to watch a great video on Cap and Trade, click HERE.

Climate change could be the defining issue of our generation and is imperative that we begin lowering emissions to avoid irreversible damage to our planet. If you want to find out more about climate change and the Ontario Budget, click HERE.  

News From Queen's Park

Ontario Commits to Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women 
The Government of Ontario has recently made a strong commitment to end violence against Indigenous Women. Indigenous Women suffer proportionally much higher rates of violence, which has the effect of destroying families and communities.

To remedy this, the Ontario Government is committing $100 million over the next three years to put a stop to this ongoing pattern of violence, with $80 million going directly to help the families of those affected. $15.75 million will go community safety and healing, $2.32 million will go to policing and justice, $1.15 million will go to prevention and awareness, $750,000 will go to improved data and research, and $500,000 will go to leadership and accountability.    

Community News

MPP Glen Murray Free Winter Skate It's that time of the year again! Until March 16th, come join us Wednesdays at 4:00 PM at Moss Park Arena for the MPP Glen Murray Free Winter Skate. We bring the skates and the ice, so just bring yourself to Moss Park Arena for an hour of winter fun and exercise.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Community Safety Notification, Sex offender released Cole Burns, 22, Photograph released



Community Safety Notification, Sex offender released Cole Burns, 22, Photograph released

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:42 PM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Cole Burns, 22, was released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for Sexual Assault, Break-and-Enter (Commit), Overcome Resistance (Choking), Assault, and Fail to attend Court.

He will be residing in Toronto upon his release. The Toronto Police Service is notifying the public about his release because of his potential to re-offend.

He is subject to an 810.2 Recognizance order requiring him to abide by numerous conditions, including:

1) To report weekly to the Toronto Police Service
2) Not to attend any daycare centre, school ground, playground, arcade, public swimming area, or public park
3) Not to enter into any intimate relationship, cohabitation, marriage or common-law relationship with a female until that person has been identified to the Toronto Police Service.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.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 Sergeant Katie Shaw, Sex Crimes


An attachment to this release is available on our website. 


Community Safety Notification, Sex offender released Cole Burns, 22, Photograph released



Missing woman located, Carolyn Macleod, 65



Missing woman located, Carolyn Macleod, 65

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:43 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing woman.

Carolyn Macleod, 65, was last seen on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, in the Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area.

See previous news release.

She was located on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

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 Clifford Peterson, 51 Division

Launch of Fraud Prevention Month for March



Media advisory, Thursday, February 25, 2016, 10:30 a.m., Headquarters, media gallery, News conference, Launch of Fraud Prevention Month for MarchThursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:59 AM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7312

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in the media gallery at headquarters, Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes will be launching Fraud Prevention Month for March.

Detective Sergeant Rob Stewart, other members of Financial Crimes, and special guests will attend the news conference.

The news conference will be available on the TOC and will be live-streamed.

The philosophy is for Canadians to recognize, reject, and report fraud. Reduce fraud by increasing fraud awareness.

The launch will focus on changing your PIN and protecting yourself online.

Our Social Media Working Group partners will be in attendance to address the media.

Competition Bureau – Speaker: Stephan Luciw, Assistant Deputy Commissioner,
Recognizing, Rejecting and Reporting Fraud. How Canadian consumers and businesses can protect themselves from becoming the victims of fraud.

Bank of Canada – Speaker: Manuel Parreira
Protecting Yourself from Counterfeit Money, both Canadian and US.

Insurance Bureau of Canada – Speaker: Kathy Metzger
Insurance crime is not victimless. IBC educates consumers on how to detect and avoid being a victim of auto insurance fraud. We all must work together to help cut down on this costly crime. If you think you have witnessed an insurance crime, please report it to 1-877-IBC-TIPS.

Canadian Bankers Association – Speaker: Maura Drew-Lytle, Director of Communications
Discussing the importance of choosing the right PINs and passwords and protecting your PINs and passwords.

Interac – Speaker: Mark Sullivan, Head of Fraud Market Management
According to Interac data, losses due to card-skimming continue to fall dramatically. While the number of Interac Debit and Interac Flash cards in market has been growing, fraud losses have been continually shrinking, thanks to such measures as chip technology and cryptography. While criminals have been finding it increasingly difficult to commit fraud in Canada, consumers should still remain vigilant when it comes to protecting their personal information.

For more information please contact Detective Constable Diane Kelly at 416-808-7312 or Diane.Kelly@torontopolice.on.ca.

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 Gail Regan, Financial Crimes

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Missing woman, Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area, Carolyn Macleod, 65



Missing woman, Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area, Carolyn Macleod, 65Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:37 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Carolyn Macleod, 65, was last seen on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, in the Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area.

She is described as 5'8", large build, with long, straight gray hair, brown eyes. She wears glasses. She was last seen wearing a light-coloured winter jacket.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Mary MacNaughton, 51 Division


Missing woman, Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area, Carolyn Macleod, 65

Missing girl, Jarvis Street/Wellesley Street East area, Bronwen Burnham, 17



Missing girl, Jarvis Street/Wellesley Street East area, Bronwen Burnham, 17

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:29 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Bronwen Burnham, 17, was last seen on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 12:30 p.m., in the Jarvis Street/Wellesley Street East area.

She is described as 5'4", 180 lbs., with short dirty-blonde hair. She was wearing a blue parka, salmon-coloured pants, black Sorel boots, and possibly carrying a knapsack.

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 Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Hamil Leslie, 51 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.
 


Missing girl, Jarvis Street Wellesley Street East area, Bronwen Burnham, 17

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ontario Budget Presentation



On Thursday, February 25th, 2016, the 2016/2017 Ontario Budget will be presented in the Ontario Legislature by the Ontario Minister of Finance, Hon. Charles Sousa. This important legislative bill will provide us with an update on the financial position of our province and will lay out how the government plans to execute programs, policies and projects over the coming year.

It is my pleasure to invite you to join me for breakfast on Friday, February 26th, 2016 to discuss the budget and learn about some of the important items that will be contained in this document. I will have information on hand at this event for you to review, but I also encourage you to bring any questions or comments which you may have on the budget.

Time and Location:
Friday, February 26, 2016
8:00 am-9:00am
Central Neighbourhood House
349 Ontario Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A2V8


RSVP to sulajohnson@liberal.ola.org or 416-972-7683.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday and please do not hesitate to contact my office should you have any questions with regards to this event.

Sincerely,


Glen Murray, MPP
Toronto Centre

Monday, February 22, 2016

MPP Glen Murray Job Development Series Session 1: Resumé and CV Workshop



MPP Glen Murray Job Development Series Session 1: Resumé and CV Workshop

On Thursday, February 25th join us for the first session of the MPP Glen Murray Job Development Series: Resumé and CV Workshop.We have partnered with Yonge Street Mission and Dixon Hall Employment Services to present a series of job development workshops.

Join us from 1-3pm or 4-6pm at the Regent Park Community Centre at 402 Shuter St. Bring your current resumé and receive assistance from a trained job developer!
This will be the first of three job development sessions concluding with a hiring event to put your new skills into action!
Session 1- Thursday February, 25th, 2016: Resumé and CV Workshop -Receive Resumé writing skills and tips to help you find the job you want

Session 2- April 2016: Certification Courses- We're offering FREE courses for you to gain accreditation and add valuable skills to your Resumé

Session 3- May 2016: Hiring Event!! - Meet and interview with employers and put to your new skills to work!

Specific dates will be announced in the near future
Please RSVP by Phone: 416 972 7683
Email: gmurray.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org


"Abuse it and lose it," Accessible Parking Permit enforcement campaign, Campaign results



"Abuse it and lose it," Accessible Parking Permit enforcement campaign, Campaign results

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 1:54 PM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

The Toronto Police Service is committed to assisting people with disabilities in the community.

See previous news release.

From Monday, February 8, 2016 to Sunday, February 21, 2016, the Parking Enforcement Unit conducted a heightened enforcement campaign entitled, "Abuse it and Lose it."

The campaign focused on the enforcement of accessible parking spaces, the misuse of accessible parking permits, and the detection and retention of counterfeit accessible parking permits.

Results of the campaign:

- 862 Parking Tickets issued for Accessible Spaces/Permits
- 293 Accessible Parking Permits Retained for Misuse/Counterfeit
- 1565 Accessible Parking Permits Inspected

Charges under the Highway Traffic Act have been laid and/or are pending for the 293 accessible parking permits that have been retained.

In 2015, the Parking Enforcement Unit seized 1057 accessible parking permits, and charged over 913 persons under the Highway Traffic Act for misuse.

The Toronto Police Service is committed to assisting persons with disabilities in the community. This campaign indicates a great need for enforcement and attention to accessible parking permit misuse, as 18.7% of all permits inspected resulted in permit retentions and pending charges.

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 Brian Moniz, Operations Supervisor, Parking Enforcement West

Thursday, February 18, 2016

#Fraudchat: Tax Scams



Thursday February 18, 2016, 1 p.m. #Fraudchat: Tax Scams

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:24 AM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7300

As tax season is quickly upon us, so are tax scams. With modern technology, there are more sophisticated organized crime rings that can be hard to detect.

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 1 p.m., we will be joined by our special guests, the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, to answer questions regarding tax scams. Members of the public can follow The Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre using the hashtags @canantifraud and @CanRevAgency on twitter.

To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply need to log on to Twitter from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as Tweetdeck, which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is a weekly Twitter chat that takes place once a month, on Thursdays, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST on Twitter. Launched in November 2012, this program seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Detective Gail Regan (@reganfcu) and Detective Constable Diane Kelly (@DKellyFCU) of the Financial Crimes Unit and members of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (@FSCOTweets).

Since November 2012, the Financial Crimes Unit has partnered with the Financial Service Commission of Ontario to educate the public about financial crimes and fraud through the use of social media.


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 Inspector Mike Ervick, Financial Crimes

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Break-and-Enter, 515 Jarvis Street, Man, 23, succumbs to his injuries



Break-and-Enter, 515 Jarvis Street, Man, 23, succumbs to his injuries

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2:18 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

On Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 6:50 a.m., police responded to an unknown trouble call to attend the Keg Mansion Restaurant at 515 Jarvis Street.

It is reported that:
- police arrived on scene and located an unconscious man in the lobby
- the man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries

Investigators have determined that the man had broken into the premises, prior to falling through the restaurant's stained-glass window on the third floor.

On Monday, February 15, 2016, the 23-year-old man, from Mississauga, succumbed to his injuries.

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 Shane Wilson, 51 Division

New Homicide cold-case website launched, Wednesday, February 17, 2016



New Homicide cold-case website launched, Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:04 PM
Homicide:  416-808-7400

The Toronto Police Service is committed to utilizing technology to advance investigations and keep the public informed. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of our cold-case website.

"We have taken the time to re-tool the web page to make it more interactive and informative," Chief Mark Saunders said. "We would encourage the public to go to the website and use social media to spread the word on the individual cases and people wanted for murder."

In the coming weeks, Homicide will be releasing short video clips via the website and social media in hopes of stimulating information on cold cases.

Three video appeals were released today:

 


 


 

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Staff Inspector Greg McLane, Homicide

Friday, February 12, 2016

MPP Glen Murray E-Newsletter





TorGen is Here!
Last Tuesday, we mounted the very successful launch of the TorGen project at the Ryerson Allumni Lounge in the Mattamy Athletic Centre. TorGen is a bold new platform created to bring residents, businesses, and community groups together to create, innovate, and work towards a better Toronto Centre.

The evening also coincided with the release of the new torontocentreplan.org, which includes the new Carbon Emissions Calculator. The Carbon Emissions Calculator gives people the opportunity to track and set emissions goals for their households. This will lead to more efficient energy usage and lower bills.

The goal of the TorGen Project is for the Toronto Centre neighborhood to be the first urban carbon neutral neighborhood in North America, however, we can only accomplish that goal if we come together as a community! Take the time to click, use the calculator, and help make history by creating a carbon neutral Toronto Centre.   


News From Queen's Park 
Creating Jobs and Saving Energy 
The province is acting upon its Climate Change Strategy by investing $100 million from the Ontario Green Investment Fund in an effort to create jobs, lower energy bills, and reduce emissions. Specifically, the program focuses on conducting energy audits of 37,000 homes to discover and help people act upon energy inefficiencies that may exist. Once acted upon, this will translate into savings in the long run! Historically, every $1 invested in natural gas efficiency has resulted in $1.50 to $4.00 in savings. This $100 million investment will also translate into savings of 1.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gases.

Helping Refugees Settle in Ontario 
The Province of Ontario has recently announced new funding which will provide an additional $626,000 to services in Ontario aimed at smoothing the settlement process for incoming refugees.

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is going to receive $343,000 which will be used to launch a public education campaign aimed at creating a welcoming environment for refugees. A further $283,000 is being provided to COSTI Immigrant Services to deliver workshops to refugees about living in Ontario, and increasing support to the Armenian Community Centre, which is sponsoring 2,600 refugees.

Summer Employment Opportunities in Ontario Resource Management
For those looking for gainful employment this summer, be sure to check out the many opportunities available in Resource Management! Opportunities include the Stewardship Youth Ranger Program, the Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program,the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Internship Program. Click on any of these links to find out more about these exciting summer employment options.   



Community News

Job Development Session 1: Resume and CV Workshop
If you're in the job market, or simply think you could be doing something better, make sure to join MPP Glen Murray, Yonge Street Mission and Dixon Hall Employment Services for the Job Development Series Session 1: Resume and CV Workshop. Bring your current resume and receive assistance from a trained job developer! This will be the first in a series of employment events being held by MPP Glen Murray. 

Location:Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter St.
Date:Thursday, February 25th 
Time:1-3 PM, and 4-6 PM  

RSVP by Email: gmurray.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

MPP Glen Murray Free Winter Skate 
It's that time of the year again! Until March 16th, come join us Wednesday's at 4 PM at Moss Park Arena for the MPP Glen Murray Free Winter Skate. We bring the skates and the ice, so just bring yourself to Moss Park Arena for an hour of winter fun and exercise

Public Safety Alert, Kijiji seller targeted in robbery



Public Safety Alert, Kijiji seller targeted in robbery

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:13 PM
54 Division:  416-808-5400

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

It is reported that:
- a 28-year-old man advertised a necklace for sale on Kijiji
- he was contacted by someone interested in purchasing his necklace
- over a period of several days, they discussed the price and made arrangements to meet for the sale
- the 28-year-old man met the prospective purchaser on the street in the Strathmore Boulevard and Woodington Avenue area
- he showed the necklace to the prospective purchaser
- the prospective purchaser took a handgun from the waistband of his pants, pointed it at the 28-year-old man, and demanded the necklace
- the man fled on foot with the stolen necklace

Members of the public are advised to exercise caution when selling/purchasing items online and meeting with unknown persons to complete sales. Police suggest all transactions should be conducted in a public place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5400, 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 Sergeant Jim Gotell, 54 Division

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

65th NBA All-Star weekend, Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016, Traffic safety reminder



65th NBA All-Star weekend, Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016, Traffic safety reminder

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 2:56 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

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

The 65th NBA All-Star weekend will run from Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016. There will be events in various locations throughout Toronto. Event organizers are anticipating sell-out crowds at most of the venues.

Various road closures will be in effect around the venues, and traffic is expected to be heavier than usual.

The Toronto Police Service is urging spectators who are attending events to make safe transportation choices to and from these events.

We remind everyone who will be driving, to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about your transportation.

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

The message is clear: DO NOT DRINK OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE.

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 Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

Missing woman, Danielle Clarke, 24



Missing woman, Danielle Clarke, 24

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 1:48 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Danielle Clarke, 24, was reported missing on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

She is described as 5'7", with a medium build, black shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes.

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 Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Charles Ricci, 51 Division


Missing woman, Danielle Clarke, 24