Saturday, May 27, 2017

Man, 28, arrested in Sexual Assault Investigation, Parliament Street and Mill Street area


Man, 28, arrested in Sexual Assault Investigation, Parliament Street and Mill Street area

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 4:19 PM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

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

On Friday, May 26, 2017, at approximately 5:20 p.m., police responded to a radio call in the Parliament Street and Mill Street area.

It is alleged that:

- an 18-year old woman was attacked and sexually assaulted by a man

- the woman was able to fight off her attacker and make her escape

- the man was arrested at the scene

Riaz Ijaz, 28, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) Sexual Assault 
2) Threatening Death

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

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), 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.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Ryan Mcintyre, Sex Crimes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Public Safety Alert, Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East area, Stolen medication


Public Safety Alert, Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East area, Stolen medication

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a quantity of stolen medication.

It was reported that:

- between Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 1:15 p.m., a large quantity of medication was stolen from a drug store in the Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East area

The medication includes:

- Hydromorph Contin (12 mg capsules)
- Morphine (60 mg, 30 mg & 5 mg tablets)
- Oxycocet (tablets)
- Oxycodone (5 mg tablets)
- Concerta (27 mg, 36 mg & 54 mg tablets)
- Adderall XL (20 mg capsules)
- Methylphenidate (10 mg tablets)
- Tylenol 3 (tablets)
- Tylenol 2 (tablets)
- Tylenol 1 (tablets)
- Lorazepam (1 mg tablets)
- Clonazepam (0.5 mg tablets)
- Alprazolam (0.25 mg tablets)
- Clobazam (10 mg tablets)

The pills/capsules could be harmful/fatal if ingested, especially to children.

Anyone locating this medication is asked not to handle it, but 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Charles Ricci, 51 Division

Monday, May 22, 2017

Missing man, Downtown core, Noeman Boroomand, 33


Missing man, Downtown core, Noeman Boroomand, 33

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:46 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a missing man.

Noeman Boroomand, 33, was last seen on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., in the downtown core.

He is described as 5’7”, 130 lbs., short black hair. There is no clothing description available.

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, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Tanouye, 51 Division


Missing man Noeman Boroomand, 33

Missing man Noeman Boroomand, 33


5 on 5 youth vs. Metro Toronto Police Basketball Tournament - July 9, 2017

The Esplanade Youth Movement is proud to present the 5 on 5 youth vs. Metro Toronto Police Basketball Tournament at the Esplanade Basketball Court on The Esplanade between Princess St. & Hahn Pl. on July 9 2017.
This event is in partnership with Toronto Police (51 Division) and is aimed to create unity between youth and Toronto Police.
The tournament will be happening on July 9 2017 between 12:00pm to 8:00pm (On the Esplanade between Hahn Place and Princess Street). This Tournament will bring together members of our community and local business to enjoy, educate and build bridges between the youth and the Metro Toronto Police. This is a much needed event in our community and it also allows us to remember the youths we have lost and the Officers in the line of duty.
The Esplanade youth Movement is an organization that works to help assist and educate the community on the struggles and challenges the youth face by raising awareness in the community through workshops and community events.  By focusing on preventing youth-on-youth violence by involving members through educational workshops and free community programs and by creating awareness in the surrounding community. We encourage our members to participate in the planning and execution of our events.  Previous events hosted by the Esplanade Youth Movement have brought together over 400 youths from the surrounding community. There will be a free community barbeque, fire trucks, 50/50 draw, prizes, police horses, youth organizations, and giveaways.
Telephone: 416-300-8895


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Holiday parking enforcement, Monday, May 22, 2017


Holiday parking enforcement, Monday, May 22, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 6:59 AM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-1612

Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the Victoria Day public holiday on Monday, May 22, 2017:

• Pay-and-Display/Metered Areas

• Rush-Hour Routes

• Posted signs indicating Monday-to-Friday regulations 

All other areas and parking offences will continue to be enforced. 

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Parking Enforcement

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Missing man, Possibly in the downtown core, Brent Young, 35


Missing man, Possibly in the downtown core, Brent Young, 35

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:11 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing man.

Brent Young, 35, was last heard from Monday, May 15, 2017, at approximately 10 p.m. His whereabouts are currently unknown, however, he is possibly in downtown Toronto

He is described as white, medium build, shaved bald head, short brown beard.

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, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Kraehling, 51 Division

Missing man, Bloor Street and Ted Rogers Way area, Selim Esen, 43


Missing man, Bloor Street and Ted Rogers Way area, Selim Esen, 43

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 8:55 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing man.

Selim Esen, 43, was last seen on Monday, April 15, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., in the Bloor Street East and Ted Rogers Way area.

He is described as 5’10”, 165 lbs., with medium-length dark-brown hair, beard. He is known to frequent the areas of Church Street and Wellesley Street, and the Kensington Market.

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, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Henry Dyck, 51 Division


Missing man Selim Esem, 43

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Homicide #22/2016, Parliament Street and Richmond Street East, Update, Michael Teddy Gibson, 29, wanted for First-Degree Murder, Arrest made in Aruba


Homicide #22/2016, Parliament Street and Richmond Street East, Update, Michael Teddy Gibson, 29, wanted for First-Degree Murder, Arrest made in Aruba

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:06 PM
51 Division: 416-808-7474

Michael Teddy Gibson, 30, of Toronto, is wanted for First-Degree Murder in the shooting death of Julian Weekes, 27.

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 2:03 a.m., officers came across Weekes lying on the sidewalk, nearParliament Street and Richmond Street East. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Gibson was last seen in the Toronto area on April 5, 2016 and may have fled the country.

At the end of April 2017, Gibson was arrested in Aruba by Aruban police. He is currently being investigated for criminal offences in Aruba. 

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Mike Patterson, Homicide

Monday, May 08, 2017

Man, 21, arrested after police foot chase, The Esplanade and Scott Street area, Loaded .45 calibre firearm recovered, Man faces eight charges


Man, 21, arrested after police foot chase, The Esplanade and Scott Street area, Loaded .45 calibre firearm recovered, Man faces eight charges

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:34 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest following a police foot chase.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 11:11 p.m., officers were on patrol in the The Esplanade and Scott Streetarea.

It is alleged that:

- officers spotted a man in breach of court conditions

- he went into a crowded restaurant

- officers went to arrest him 

- he struggled violently with the officers

- a loaded .45 calibre semi-automatic firearm was found concealed on him 

Brandon Morgan, 21, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Carry Firearm in a Careless Manner 
2) Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm 
3) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
4) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized 
5) three counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance 
6) Fail to Comply with Firearms Prohibition 

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10 a.m., room 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jeremy Boyko, 51 Division

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Media advisory, Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11 a.m., Corner of Grosvenor Street/Queen's Park Crescent, Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance


Media advisory, Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11 a.m., Corner of Grosvenor Street/Queen's Park Crescent, Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:48 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, the 18th annual Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario's fallen police officers will take place.

All 264 names will be read aloud beginning at 10 a.m., by two recruits representing the latest graduating class of Ontario's finest from the Ontario Police College. Music from the Waterloo Regional Brass Band and songs from members of the Ontario Police Choruses will be performed prior to the arrival of the Procession of Honour.

Police Pipe Bands will lead officers from across Ontario, the United States of America and Europe in their march along Queen’s Park Crescent, arriving at the steps of the Legislature before 11 a.m., for the official start of the annual Ceremony of Remembrance.

Attending the Ceremony will be the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Dave Levac, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario; the Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services of Ontario; and the families and friends of the fallen officers.

The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation (OPMF), host of the annual Memorial Service, continues with its research to fulfill its goal of ensuring that every fallen officer from Ontario will not be forgotten.

The architectural illumination of the CN Tower will be done in blue light the evening of May 6 to May 7 to honour police officers in the province of Ontario who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation will be streaming live on Facebook and Twitter throughout the Ceremony.

Contact Persons: Rondi Craig, President, OPMF at 416-702-7487 or Toronto Police Service, Corporate Communications, at 416-808-7094.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Missing man, Lombard Street and Church Street area, Aron Seal, 33


Missing man, Lombard Street and Church Street area, Aron Seal, 33

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:31 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing man.

Aron Seal, 33, was last seen on Monday, May 1, 2017, in the Lombard Street and Church Street area.

He is described as 5’6”, 150 lbs., thin build, short black hair, brown eyes.

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, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Charles Ricci, 51 Division


Missing man Aron Seal, 33

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Police seek assistance identifying man in Sexual Assault investigation, Sherbourne Street and Queen Street East area


Police seek assistance identifying man in Sexual Assault investigation, Sherbourne Street and Queen Street East area

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:29 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance identifying a man involved in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in the Sherbourne Street and Queen Street East area, at approximately 7:50 p.m., a 24-year-old women boarded a TTC bus.

- the bus was traveling northbound on Sherbourne Street

- a man entered the bus 

- the man sat beside the women

- the man sexually assaulted the women 

- the man then quickly left the bus at the Sherbourne TTC station.

The man is described as late-30s-to-early-40s, black hair. He was wearing a beige-and-blue jacket, tan pants, and carrying a dark backpack. 

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Hannah Bartz, 51 Division


Security camera image of man in Sexual Assault investigation

Monday, May 01, 2017

Missing man located, Seaton Street and George Street, Peter Francis Fish, 70


Missing man located, Seaton Street and George Street, Peter Francis Fish, 70

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:46 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Peter Francis Fish, 70, was last seen on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., in the Seaton Street and George Street area.

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He was located on Monday, May 1, 2017, at 12:06 a.m.

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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Ian MacDonald, 51 Division

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Missing man, Seaton Street and George Street, Peter Francis Fish, 70


Missing man, Seaton Street and George Street, Peter Francis Fish, 70

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 11:47 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Peter Francis Fish, 70, was last seen on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., in the Seaton Street and George Street area.

He is described as 5'9", 119 lbs., with a thin build, short grey hair, clean shaven, with blue/green eyes. He was last seen wearing a red and white baseball cap, green and white shirt, green coat, and khaki pants.

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, 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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Ian Mac Donald, 51 Division

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wanted Federal Inmate, Trevor Moore, 34


Wanted Federal Inmate, Trevor Moore, 34

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:45 PM
Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad:  416-808-5900

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for allegedly breaching parole.

Trevor Moore is described as 34, 6'4", 249 lbs., he has a tattoo on the left side of his neck, a full sleeve tattoo on his left arm and a picture of the Devil tattooed on his right upper arm.

He is currently serving a 2 year and 7 month sentence for Possession For The Purpose Of Trafficking a Narcotic and Possession of Property Obtained By Crime.

He is known to frequent the Toronto area. He is considered violent. If he is seen, do not approach, immediately contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Provincial ROPE Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-ROPE (7673), 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 Steve Sermet, Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad


Wanted federal inmate Trevor Moore, 34

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Missing man, Dundas Street East and Berkeley Street, Thomas Anthony Bergin, 83


Missing man, Dundas Street East and Berkeley Street, Thomas Anthony Bergin, 83

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:03 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Thomas Anthony Bergin, 83, was last seen on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at approximately 6 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and Berkeley Street area. 

He is described as 5'8”, with a medium build, short white hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing beige pants, a burgundy sweater, and a dress shirt. He may also be wearing a knee-length, "windbreaker" style jacket, which is greyish/green in colour.

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, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Police Constable Emanuel Gialousis, 51 Division

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Woman, 23, arrested in Public Mischief Interfere With Property investigation, 50 Wellesley Street East, Faces six charges


Woman, 23, arrested in Public Mischief Interfere With Property investigation, 50 Wellesley Street East, Faces six charges

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:24 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, shortly after 3 a.m., police responded to 50 Wellesley Street East for a person allegedly climbing a crane in a construction site. 

Subsequently, police and Toronto Fire Services attended and extricated this person from the crane. She was provided medical care in hospital. 

Marisa Lazo, 23, of Toronto, was arrested. She was charged with:

1) six counts of Public Mischief Interfere with Property 

She is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Mark Pugash, Corporate Communications, for Detective Barry Radford, 51 Division

Moshood Adeoson, 47, also known as Roman Steele, arrested and charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Photograph released



Moshood Adeoson, 47, also known as Roman Steele, arrested and charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Photograph released

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:05 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in an ongoing Sexual Assault investigation.

On Friday, April 21, 2017, a 42-year-old woman attended 51 Division and reported being sexually assaulted in February 2017.

It is alleged that:

- she was invited to the home of a male acquaintance

- she was given several drinks which caused her to become unconscious

- she was sexually assaulted 

Moshood Adeoson, 47, also known as Roman Steele, of Mississauga, has been arrested. He is charged with:

1) Sexual Assault

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m., room 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.

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Hannah Bartz, 51 Division


Moshood Adeoson, 47, also known as Roman Steele, charged in Sexual Assault investigation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Woman wanted on numerous firearm charges, Golob Zandkarimi, 26, also known as Rosa Zandkarimi, Security camera image released


Woman wanted on numerous firearm charges, Golob Zandkarimi, 26, also known as Rosa Zandkarimi, Security camera image released

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:38 AM
Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force:  416-808-2510

The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a woman wanted for multiple firearms charges.

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the Toronto Police Service’s Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force executed a Criminal Code search warrant at 8 The Esplanade, Unit 3810.

It is alleged that:

- a loaded .45 calibre handgun was seized with additional ammunition

- a quantity of marijuana was also seized

Golob Zandkarimi, 26, of Toronto, is wanted for:

1) Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm
2) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
3) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4) Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime
5) Careless Storage of a Firearm
6) Careless Storage of Ammunition
7) Possession of Marihuana Under

She is described as 5'5", 120 lbs.

She also goes by the name Rosa Zandkarimi.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2510, 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Khalid Coroghly, Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force


Golob Zandkarimi, 26, also known as Rosa Zandkarimi, wanted on numerous firearm charges


Monday, April 24, 2017

Pedestrian and driver-safety tips in school zones


Pedestrian and driver-safety tips in school zones

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:44 AM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

The Toronto Police Service would like to remind drivers about the safe operation of vehicles in and around school zones.

Improving road safety and traffic flow for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists is one of our goals in support of the Service priority and commitment to safe communities and neighbourhoods. 

The need to be aware and alert at all times on any road, and even in the most routine
circumstances, is a key component to moving through traffic safely. This applies to
pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, and transit-users alike. 

We ask those who drive to take extra care on the roads and in parking lots, especially in areas where children and seniors might be present.

Pedestrians/Transit-Users Tips

Parents and caregivers can help reinforce some of these pedestrian-safety messages to children, as well as some of our more vulnerable seniors and transit-users.

- Stop, look, listen and think before entering the roadway
- Utilize crossings at controlled areas, intersections and crosswalks
- Make eye contact with drivers and other road-users
- Wear reflective or bright clothing whenever possible
- Never run onto the roadway
- Do not attempt to cross the road mid-block from between vehicles
- Obey crossing signals and signs
- If present, utilize the school crossing guard, where applicable, to assist you in crossing the road


Driver-Safety Tips 

A driver who is aware and alert can avoid potential hazards and other distractions.

General Driving Tips:

- Scan to identify pedestrians and cyclists entering the road from curbs and driveways or when approaching intersections
- Scan to identify pedestrians attempting to cross the road between vehicles, look for the movement of a pedestrians' feet below the bumper of vehicles 
- Be prepared for the unexpected, avoid using distracting devices
- Leave at least 2-3 seconds following distance between you and vehicles ahead
- In fog, rain, snow or darkness, use your full headlighting system. Remember, when conditions require you to use your windshield wipers, you should turn on your headlights as well
- Use rear-view and outside mirrors often and frequently check your speed

Parking tips for drivers in or near school zones

- Parking vehicles in no-stopping, no-standing or no-parking areas puts children at risk and causes unnecessary traffic congestion
- Use designated drop-off and pick-up areas where available
- For local residents near schools, try walking your child to school. This helps to reduce the congestion of vehicles around the schools and adjoining streets. This helps to reduce the danger to children in or near school zones

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Assistance sought with theft investigation, Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Security camera images of suspect released, Photograph of stolen dog released



Assistance sought with theft investigation, Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Security camera images of suspect released, Photograph of stolen dog released

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:07 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a person wanted in a theft investigation

It is reported that:

- on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11 p.m., a woman, 28, tied her dog to a bench outside a fast-food restaurant in the Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area

- she returned to find her dog had been stolen

- the dog is a Pomeranian/Shih Tzu, named Kobe

The male suspect is described as 40-50, medium build, brown hair in a ponytail, wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and white running shoes. 

Security camera images of the suspect have been released

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Tanouye, 51 Division