Alleged night-prowler in Toronto’s Leslieville neighborhood charged for the 2nd time – Toronto | The Canadian News

Toronto police say a 40-year-old man has been charged for the second time in connection with several crimes in the Leslieville neighborhood.

Police said Gerard Silas Purcell was arrested on Sunday and is facing multiple charges for criminal acts committed between Jan. 23 and Jan. 26.

Purcell is facing attempted break and enter, assault, theft under $ 5,000, mischief / damage to property under $ 5,000 and four counts of breaching his probation.

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Alleged night-prowler in Toronto’s Leslieville neighborhood charged by officers

The accused, Purcell, has been previously charged for similar incidents that occurred between May and October 2021.

At the time, police alleged the man was “seen prowling” and allegedly targeting several homes in the Leslie Street and Dundas Street area, trying to gain access during the evening and early morning hours.

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In October, Purcell was charged with four counts of attempted break and enter, two counts of prowling by night, two counts of trespassing by night, criminal harassment, assault and assault-choking.

A photo of Gerard Silas Purcell.

Handout / Toronto Police

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