Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

The Metro Toronto Chinese& Southeast Asian LegalClinic (MTCSALC) has changed its name to theChinese & Southeast AsianLegal Clinic (CSALC).

As part of this rebranding, CSALC is also launching a toll-free number to provide summary legal advice and referral services across Ontario to low-income, non-English speaking individuals in the Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian communities.

Ontario Toll-Free Number 
安省免費長途電話號碼 
Đường dây viễn liên miễn phí tỉnh Ontario: 
1-844-971-9674


Assistance sought identifying man wanted in stabbing investigation, Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East area, Security camera images of man released


Assistance sought identifying man wanted in stabbing investigation, Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East area, Security camera images of man released

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:52 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance identifying a man wanted in a stabbing investigation. 

It is reported that: 

- on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 3:46 a.m., a 22-year-old man was approached by a man in the Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East area

- a verbal dispute ensued and the 22-year-old man followed the other man to a nearby apartment building

- a physical altercation ensued and the 22-year-old man was stabbed.

- the 22-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries 

The other man is described as 25-40, thin, short black hair. He was wearing a black baseball hat, baggy grey or black hooded sweatshirt, white undershirt, dark calf-length shorts and blue Nike Jordan shoes.

Security camera images of the man are 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective David Wallace, 51 Division



  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:18 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

It is reported that: 

- on Saturday, June 19, 2017, at approximately 11 a.m., a 27-year-old woman was in theShuter Street and Sherbourne Street area

- she was sexually assaulted by a man

- the man was last seen walking west on Shuter Street

He is described as black, 18-20, 5'6"-5'8", 150 lbs., muscular build, dark short hair with slight facial stubble. He was described as having a round baby-looking face, wearing a red T-shirt, black jeans. He was carrying a dark-coloured backpack 

To view security camera video, click here

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Niki Spyropoulos, 51 Division


Man to be identified in Sexual Assault investigation


Sexual Assault Alert, Ala Al Safi, 27, faces two charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Police concerned there may be other victims


Sexual Assault Alert, Ala Al Safi, 27, faces two charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Police concerned there may be other victims

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 8:56 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7474

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

It is alleged that:

- a man was diagnosed with HIV in February 2011 

- he met a 24-year-old man in July 2011

- they met via an online classified personal ad and engaged in an intimate relationship

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Ala Al Safi, now 27, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Aggravated Sexual Assault


It is further alleged that: 

- the same man met a 21-year-old man in December 2016

- they met on an online dating website and engaged in an intimate relationship

- on both encounters, the man failed to disclose his HIV status. As a result, both victims were diagnosed with HIV. 

Ala Al Safi, 27, of Toronto, was arrested on Monday, June 19, 2017, and charged with:

1) Aggravated Sexual Assault

He appeared in court at College Park on Monday, June 19, 2017, 10 a.m., room 501.

Police are concerned there may be other victims

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Marina Garland, Sex Crimes

Ala Al Safi, 27, faces two charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault. Police concerned there may be other victims

Friday, June 16, 2017

Man charged with assaulting Parking Enforcement Officer, Church Street and Front Street East area


Man charged with assaulting Parking Enforcement Officer, Church Street and Front Street East area

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:08 AM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

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

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, a man was arrested for assaulting a Parking Enforcement Officer in the Church Street and Front Street East area.

It is alleged that: 

- the officer observed a vehicle parked in a no parking zone

- she approached the vehicle and advised the male driver to move his vehicle

- he failed to follow her direction

- she issued a ticket to the vehicle

- he got out of his vehicle, followed the officer and began yelling at her

- he then spat on her

Dean Christopher Barnes, 36, of Brampton, was arrested and has been charged with: 

1) Assault Peace Officer

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Monday, August 14, 2017, 2 p.m., room 505. 

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.

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 Staff Sergeant Jennifer Desson, Parking Special Operations

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sexual Assault Alert, Front Street East/Jarvis Street area, Man wanted, Security camera images of man released


Sexual Assault Alert, Front Street East/Jarvis Street area, Man wanted, Security camera images of man released

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:39 AM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing Sexual Assault investigation

It is reported that:

- on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 2 a.m., a 22-year-old woman was working in a building in theFront Street East/Jarvis Street area

- a man attempted to enter the building, which was closed to the public

- when the woman advised the man the building was closed, he attacked her

- he then sexually assaulted her

- the woman fought off the man, then he fled

The man is described as white, approximately 30, approximately 5'6", thin build, with brown curly hair. He was wearing a beige sweater, white shirt, blue pants and dark shoes.

Security camera images are now available.

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Raj Patel, Sex Crimes





Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Missing man, Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area Mohammad Eldardiry, 26


Missing man, Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area Mohammad Eldardiry, 26

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:01 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Mohammad Eldardiry, 26, was last seen on Monday, Jun 12, 2017, at 11:39 a.m., in the Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as brown, with a lighter skin tone, 5'6", 130 lbs., slim build, with long, curly, black/brown hair, brown eyes, unshaven.

He was last seen wearing a blue/white, long-sleeved, plaid shirt, grey/black shorts. He is also wearing blue hospital hairnets in place of socks, and black shoes. 

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 Tiffany Castell, 51 Division

Men wanted in Robbery with Firearm investigation, Gould Street/Church Street area, Security camera images of men now available


Men wanted in Robbery with Firearm investigation, Gould Street/Church Street area, Security camera images of men now available

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 9:55 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with a Robbery with Firearm investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Friday, June 9, 2017, a man was walking on Gould Street, towards Church Street

- when he felt he was being followed, he changed direction towards a more populated area

- three men in a group blocked his path and robbed the man of his necklace and earphones, assaulting him in the process

- when the man attempted to fight back, another man within the group displayed a firearm from his waistband

- the group then fled

Security camera images of the group are now available.

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 Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Tim Walther, 51 Division






Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Missing man, George Street and Gerrard Street East area, Daniel Pressello, 53


Missing man, George Street and Gerrard Street East area, Daniel Pressello, 53

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:05 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Daniel Pressello, 53, was last seen on Monday, June 5, 2017, in the George Street and Gerrard Street Eastarea.

He is described as 5’9”, slim build, shaved head, 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 Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Mary MacNaughton, 51 Division


Missing man Daniel Pressello, 53

51 Division starts anti-violence campaign


51 Division starts anti-violence campaign

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:47 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service 51 Division has started an anti-violence campaign in co-operation with the Church-Wellesley BIA. 

The campaign features posters that say, "Hate is a Crime, Being Human Isn't" and postcards that indicate how to contact police in a variety of ways. These have been distributed throughout the Church-Wellesley area. Social media is being used to further advance the message. 

51 Division Detective Henry Dyck notes that, "In 2016, LGBT people faced more hate crime assaults than any other identified group. As we enter PRIDE month, a time when trans people are often targeted for abuse, we want everyone to know that hate is unacceptable, and encourage the community to report it.”

Unit Commander A/Superintendent Steven Molyneaux adds, “The LGBT community is a large and important part of the cultural mosaic of 51 Division, and the Toronto Police Service believes everyone has the right to live in a safe, violence-free environment." 

The campaign is now up and running. People encountering hate crime are being encouraged via this campaign to "Stop It, Report It."

Anyone who is a victim or witness to a hate crime 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Henry Dyck, 51 Division






Saturday, June 03, 2017

Missing man, Victoria Street and Shuter Street area, Jeffrey Howard, 55


Missing man, Victoria Street and Shuter Street area, Jeffrey Howard, 55

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:55 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Jeffrey Howard, 55, was last seen on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 7:10 a.m., in the Victoria Street and Shuter Street area. 

He is described as 5’10", 250 lbs., clean-shaven, with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a dark-grey sweater with thick horizontal stripes, dark pants, light-coloured running shoes, carrying a blue duffle bag.

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 Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gherardt Williams, 51 Division



Friday, June 02, 2017

Assistance sought identifying three men in Assault investigation, Queens Quay East and Lower Jarvis Street area, Security camera images of two men released


Assistance sought identifying three men in Assault investigation, Queens Quay East and Lower Jarvis Street area, Security camera images of two men released

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4:08 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance identifying three suspects and additional information in an Assault investigation.

It is reported that;

- on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 5 a.m., police were called about an assault in the Queens Quay East and Lower Jarvis Street area. 

- a man, 39, was driving a taxi cab when he was assaulted by three men

The three suspects were described as Asian. One suspect wore what was described as light-coloured clothing. The second suspect wore a white T-shirt. The third suspect wore a black baseball cap and a white T-shirt.

Security camera images of two of the men 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 Constable Kristopher Irwin, 51 Division




Missing man, Jarvis Street and Wellesley Street East area, Kenneth Peddle, 72


Missing man, Jarvis Street and Wellesley Street East area, Kenneth Peddle, 72

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:01 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a missing man.

Kenneth Peddle, 72, was last seen Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at approximately 6 p.m., in the Jarvis Street and Wellesley Street East area.

He is described as 6’3", 200 lbs., with short, white hair. He was wearing a dark jacket with a white stripe, dark pants, dark shoes, light-coloured button-up shirt.

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 Henry Dyck, 51 Division