Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Police alerting public to scam targeting event planners

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

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

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

It is reported that:

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

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

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

Three victims have, so far, come forward.

It is further alleged that:

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

Police are concerned there may be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS(8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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









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


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

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

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

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

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

Police are concerned for her safety. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

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

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


Friday, August 26, 2016

The Toronto Police Service is introducing a new Community Police Academy



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

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

To complete the survey, click on the link below.

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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


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

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

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

It is reported that:

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

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

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS(8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Phil Hibbeln, 51 Division

Monday, August 22, 2016

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


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

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

Case #: 2016-1335085

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

Click here for original release.

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

1) Second-Degree Murder

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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


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

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

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






Public assistance sought with two Robbery investigations


Public assistance sought with two Robbery investigations

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

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

It is alleged that:

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

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

It is further alleged that:

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

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

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Timothy Walther, 51 Division

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


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

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

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

It is alleged that:

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

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

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

Police were called and arrested the man.

It is further alleged that:

- the gun was a Walther CP99 Compact air gun

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

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

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications

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


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

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

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

It is reported that:

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

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

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

Anyone who may have been in the area, or who has any information, is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Timothy Walther, 51 Division


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

Security camera image of two suspects in Attempt Murder investigation


Thursday, August 18, 2016

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Leslie Zimmer, 52 Division

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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


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

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

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

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

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Viktor Sarudi, 53 Division

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Homicide #42/2016, Steven Doyle, 27


Homicide #42/2016, Steven Doyle, 27


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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux at 416-808-7400 ext. 7-7387, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux, Homicide

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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


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

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

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

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

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

- keeping an exterior light on after dark

- ensure all windows and doors are secured and locked 

- alarms or video surveillance equipment is functional and on

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Matthew McLeod, 22 Division

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Movies on the Common - August 11 - Apollo 13

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

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

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



Sunday, August 07, 2016

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for the Transformational Task Force

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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


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

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

Click here for original release.

On Monday, August 1, 2016, the 82-year-old man was pronounced in hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services